TULIPA GOULIMYI

Family and Genus:- See- LILIACEAE/Sect. ERIOSTEMONES

Common Names:- None

Homotypic Synonyms:- None

Meaning:- Tulipa. Derived from the Persian word thoulyban, for a turban.
                  Goulimyi (L) For Constantine Goulimis (goulimy) (1883-1863) a lawyer
and successful amateur botanist. He discovered several species of Greek plants.                      
                
General description:- Bulbous perennial.

Bulb:-
1) Up to 65 x 40 mm; bulb tunics densely woolly inside with long, brown, undulate
    hairs.

Leaves:-
1) (3-)5-7(-8), 15-25 mm x 10-26 cm,  the margin somewhat undulate, linear-
    lanceolate to linear, canaliculate, glabrous. 

Flowers:-
1) 1(-3);
2) Perianth segments, bright orange to brownish-red, with a darker, oblong basal
    blotch inside, flowers growing under shade often yellow to yellowish-orange.
    a) outer, 42-50 x 12-14 mm, elliptic-oblanceolate, subobtuse usually tinged with
        green outside,
    b) inner, 45-52 x 18-22 mm, elliptic-oblanceolate, obtuse or shortly apiculate.
3) Stamens:
    a) filaments 10-12  mm.
    b) anthers, 75-9 mm.
4) Ovary, glabrous or rarely pubescent.

Fruit:-
1) Capsule, ellipsoid.
2) Seeds flat, pale brown..

Key features:-
1) Filaments, with a hairy boss near the base.
2) Perianth, abruptly narrowed near the base.
3) Perianth-segments, more than 40 mm, dark reddish orange or orange-brown
4) Tunic, densely felted inside with undulate hairs.
5) Leaves, 5-7.

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Habitat:- In terra rossa with dry open shrubby vegetation of Cistus creticus,
Genista acanthoclada, Lavandula stoechas, etc, usually over limestone. 0-600(-
900) m.

Distribution:- Endemic. It is confined to SE Peloponnisos, Kithira, Elafonisos and
NW Crete.

Flowering time:- Late Mar to early May.

Photos by:- Fotis Samaritakis

Status:-   
Conservation status (for threatened species): Vulnerable (V) according to the Red
Data Book of Rare and Threatened Plants of Greece (1995).
Protection status (for threatened species): Greek Presidential Decree 67/1981,
Bern Convention.    
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