10. Tulipa biflora Pallas, Reise Russ. Reich. 3: 727. 1776.
柔毛郁金香 rou mao yu jin xiang
Tulipa buhseana Boissier.
Bulb ovoid, slightly elongate apically, 1--1.5 cm in diam.; tunic brown, woolly-pubescent inside distally. Stem 10--15 cm, usually glabrous. Leaves 2, spaced, linear, not overtopping flower, 5--10 mm wide, margin crisped. Flowers solitary or paired, very rarely more. Tepals milky white, bright yellow at base, oblong to lanceolate, 2--2.5 cm × 6--12 mm; outer ones abaxially tinged with purplish green or yellowish green; inner ones longitudinally streaked with purplish green or yellowish green at center, hairy at base. Inner stamens slightly longer than outer ones; filaments dilated proximally, hairy at base. Style ca. 1 mm. Capsule subglobose, ca. 1.5 cm in diam. Fl. and fr. Apr--Jun. 2 n = 24.
Grassy slopes, Artemisia deserts. N and W Xinjiang [Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Russia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan; NE Africa (Egypt), SW Asia, SE Europe].