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Tulipa dasystemon.

 Trips behind tulips in Kazakhstan.

“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn”

Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Photowalks behind tulips in Kazakhstan.

Tulipa dasystemon (Regel) Regel. 10 - 20 cm tall, bulb 1 - 1,5 cm thick, with dark-brown, thin-skinned or papyraceous, glabrous tunics, which only at the apex have slightly adpressed hairs.
Stem is glabrous; leaves 2 in number, rarely 3, straddled, reclinated, glabrous, smooth on the margins, or rarely ciliated, linear, the lower is wider, 5 - 15 mm wide.
One flower; perianth lobes are yellow (very rarely pale-yellow), 15 - 30 mm long, the outer are lanceolate, dingy-violet on the outside, glabrous, 1,5 - 2 times narrower than inner, the inner are oblong-ovate, narrowed to long claw towards the base and are breaded and ciliated there.
Stamens are 2 times shorter than perianth, filaments yellow, hairy, anthers are oblong, yellow, 3 - 5 mm long, yellow, with very short mucro; ovary is scarcely shorter than stamens, with rather long style; fruit case is oblong, 0,7 - 1 cm wide, 1,5 - 2,5 cm long, with tip about 5 mm long.
Flowering time in May - June.  Distribution in Kazakhstan: It grows in alpine and sub alpine zones of mountains.
Occurs in Zailiisky and Kungei Alatau, Ketmen-Terskey Alatau.

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Authority
“Tulips of Kazakhstan”. Almaty, LTD “Almatykitap baspasy”. 2010, 272 p. Illustrated.

Photos
Alexander Petrov.