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Liliaceae: Tulipa aximensis

J.Gay 1952

J.Gay 1952


Tulipa aximensis E.P.Perrier & Songeon

Original Distribution

France, Savoie


Herbs, perennial, scapose or subscapose, bulbose; bulbs often stoloniferous, tunicate, papery to coriaceous; tunics variously hairy or glabrous adaxially. Leaves 2-6(-12), cauline, alternate, reduced distally; blade linear to oblong, somewhat fleshy. Inflorescences 1(-4) -flowered, bracts usually absent. Flowers: perianth campanulate to cup-shaped; tepals caducous, 6, distinct, often blotched near base, petaloid, ± equal; nectaries absent; stamens 6, distinct; filaments shorter than tepals, basally dilated; anthers basifixed, linear to narrowly elliptic, introrse; ovary superior, 3-locular; style very short or absent; stigma prominently 3-lobed. Fruits capsular, ellipsoid to subglobose, 3-angled, leathery, dehiscence loculicidal. Seeds many, in 2 rows per locule, flat. x = 12.

Number of Specimens at Kew


Specimen Type (Y/N)


Kew Herbcat Barcode Number

K000518088, K000518089


J. Gay

Date Collected


Other Information

Two Specimens scanned for clarity

Information Sources

Olivier, L. Galland, J. & Maurin, H. (eds.) Livre rouge de la flore manacée de France. Tome 1: Espèces prioritaires. Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris.Walter, K.S. and Gillett, H.J. (eds) (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre IUCN – The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.