SpeciesTulipa planifolia Jord.
IUCN 1997 Extinct
This has large flowers. These are red but are overlaid with a warm chestnut-brown colour with pointed, slightly reflexed segments and a warm yellow centre. Each petal has a black spot. The anthers and pollen are both purple-black.
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A very simple single specimen. Originally collected by Monsieur P. Delaiguenear near St. Jean de Maurienne, in April 1960. This species has now been obliterated in the wild to provide skiers with accomodation. Fortunately it is easy in the garden where it flowers reliably each May..
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.