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Tulipa iliensis.

 Flower tours of Kazakhstan.

“A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone. It doesn’t struggle to be different than a rose. It doesn’t have to. It is different. And there’s room in the garden for every flower. You didn’t have to struggle to make your face different than anyone else’s on earth. It just is. You are unique because you were created that way. Look at little children in kindergarten. They’re all different without trying to be. As long as they’re unselfconsciously being themselves, they can’t help but shine. It’s only later, when children are taught to compete, to strive to be better than others, that their natural light becomes distorted” 

 Marianne Williamson.

Photo travel in Kazakhstan.

Tulipa iliensis Regel. 10 - 30 см height, 1 - 2 см depth, with thin-skinned, black-brown inside, mainly at the apex and at the base adpressed by hairy tunics. Stem id glabrous or upper part of stem is pubescent; leaves 3 - 4 in number, straddled, deflexed, rarely reclinated, glabrous or the upper is sometimes pubescent, usually not exceeding the flower, the lower leaf is nearly lorate or linear-lanceolate,  0,7 - 1,5 cm wide.
One flower; perianth lobes are yellow, 2,5 - 3,5 cm long, acute or acuminate, with tints of violet or green on the outside, ecliptic-rhombic, the inner are oboblong.
Stamens are 2 - 2,5 shorter than perianth, slightly extended in the middle and gradually narrowed toward the both ends, yellow, anthers 1,5 times longer than filaments, yellow; ovary 1,5 times shorter than stamens, with nearly sessile stigma.
Flowering time in the end of April – May. Distribution in Kazakhstan: Endemic, grows among bushes. Occurs in Ketmen-Terskei Alatau.
The general distribution - Dzungaria (upper course of the Ili River). Species congenial with Т. Ferganica, Т. Kolpakovskiana and T. tetraphylla.

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

Photos
Alexander Petrov.