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Tulipa orphanidea subsp. doerfleri

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 4 April 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Series: "Wild flowers of Crete"

Tulipa orphanidea subsp. doerfleri is another endemic tulip species to Crete, where its main stronghold is the Gious Kambos plain east of Spili (south of Rethymno). The petals are 3 - 4 cm, narrowing to a point at the tip. They are red, often with yellow shading on the outside. The anthers are blackish-red and the leaves narrow, elongated and ridged.

It is remarkable that this species apparently never sets viable seeds and spreads exclusively (and quite rapidly) by underground stolons.

Image: Spili (Crete) - 08/04/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/400 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

magnifique !

4 Apr 2011 7:00am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Prachtige foto van deze tulp! Goede belichting.

4 Apr 2011 9:03am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Lovely backlight through this pretty flower.

4 Apr 2011 9:45am

Florence from Paris, France

Pretty flower, pretty vertical crop. Colors are awesome.

4 Apr 2011 12:00pm

tulip from kerman, Iran

very nice photo

4 Apr 2011 8:01pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/400 second
ISO 200
150 mm