Lehmann Tulip
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Lehmann Tulip
P Introduced Photo: Akhtar Malik
Common name: Lehmann Tulip • Urdu: Govarikh
Botanical name: Tulipa lehmanniana    Family: Liliaceae (Lily family)
Synonyms: Tulipa behmiana, Tulipa zenaidae

Lehmann Tulip is a small perennial herb, with bulbs 1.5-5 x 2-5 cm, spherical, ovoid, runner-forming; tunics enclosing layer of long hairs. Stem is 20-50 cm long, hairless. Leaves are 3-4, hairless, decreasing in size, 3-16 x 0.2-2.0 cm, stalkless, linear, lanceshaped, marign wavy, tip pointed. Flowers are borne singly, tepals 2.5-7.0 cm long, yellow, orange or red, basal dark violet or blackish violet blotch commonly on the inner face; outer segments elliptic tapering, inner obovate abruptly tapering. Filaments are 6-8 mm, hairless, anthers 6-8 mm. Ovary is about 8.0 x 2.5 mm, ovoid-oblong; style absent. Stigma is about 2.0 mm broad. Capsule is 2.5-3.5 x 1.5-2.0 cm, oblong, splitting margin with short erect hairs. Flowering: April .

Identification credit: Akhtar Malik Photographed in Kashmir University Botanical Garden.

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