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This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Central & E. Europe, Medit. to Mongolia.
Tulipa Parrot Group

Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Altay, Belarus, Bulgaria, Central European Rus, Chita, Cyprus, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, Egypt, France, Greece, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Iraq, Irkutsk, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Mongolia, Morocco, North Caucasus, Pakistan, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, South European Russi, Spain, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Tuva, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Xinjiang, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Alabama, Austria, Baltic States, Belgium, California, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Illinois, Korea, Maryland, Massachusetts, Netherlands, New York, Norway, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Poland, Sweden

Tulipa L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
15206.000
16741.000
16742.000

First published in Sp. Pl.: 305 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Christenhusz, M.J.M., Govaerts, R., David, J.C., Hall, T., Borland, K., Roberts, P.S., Tuomisto, A., Buerki, S., Chase, M.W. & Fay, M.F. (2013). Tiptoe through the tulips - cultural history, molecular phylogenetics and classification of Tulipa (Liliaceae) Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 172: 280-328.
  • Eker, I., Babaç, M.T. & Koyuncu, M. (2014). Revision of the genus Tulipa L. (Liliaceae) in Turkey Phytotaxa 157: 1-112.
  • Everett, D. (2013). The genus Tulipa Tulips of the world: 1-380. Kew publishing, Kew.
  • Zonneveld, B.J.M. (2009). The systematic value of nuclear genome size for "all" species of Tulipa L. (Liliaceae) Plant Systematics and Evolution 281: 217-245.

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