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5. Tulipa thianschanica Regel, Mélanges Biol. Bull. Phys.-Math. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg. 6: 508. 1880.

天山郁金香 tian shan yu jin xiang

Description from Flora of China

Bulb ovoid, 1.5--2 cm in diam.; tunic blackish brown, thinly leathery, appressed hairy inside distally. Stem 10--15 cm, glabrous. Leaves 3, ± crowded, spreading and slightly recurved apically, linear or linear-lanceolate, usually overtopping flower, 5--10 mm wide, margin usually crisped. Bracts absent. Flower solitary. Tepals yellow, suboblong, 1.5--2.5 × 0.5--1.5 cm; inner ones sometimes tinged with red. Stamens 1.2--1.7 cm, equal; filaments glabrous, abruptly dilated from middle to apex. Style very short. Fl. May--Jun.

Steppes; 1000--1800 m. NW Xinjiang [Kazakhstan].


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