A new species of Tulipa (Liliaceae) from Western Iran
Ghahreman, A.; Attar, F.; Ghahremaninejad, F.
Novon 17(4): 437-439
A new species, Tulipa faribae Ghahreman, Attar & Ghahremani-Nejad (Liliaceae), endemic to the Zagros Mountains of Kermanshah province, Iran, is described and illustrated. It is placed in the subgenus Leiostemones Boissier due to its lack of trichomes on the filaments and on the base of the tepals, and it appears to be most closely related to T. schrenkii Regel, due to its large bulb size, a papery tunic lined inside with some silky appressed hairs, and tepals usually scarlet with a black blotch margined with yellow. The new species differs in having flatter leaf margins, a more robust stem (to 8 mm in diameter), and larger perianth parts (tepals to 100 mm long).