Regel Tulip in Jambyl region
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Regel's tulip is a perennial plant of the genus tulip of the lily family. In 1887, the species was described by the Russian botanist-geographer Andrey Nikolaevich Krasnov, who in 1886 surveyed the Chu-Ili Mountains, and found this plant in the Anrakhai tract. The species is named after Eduard Ludvigovich Regel, director of the St. Petersburg Botanical Garden, author of botanical descriptions of many species of Central Asian tulips.
The Regel tulip is characterized by a very early vegetation. Blooms from late March to mid-April, bears fruit in late May – June. It grows on red-colored clays and rocky, gravelly slopes, scree and sites at an altitude of 800 to 1100 m above sea level. The height of the plant is 4-12 cm . The flower is single, erect, up to 3 cm long, weakly but pleasantly smells. The leaves of the perianth are white or slightly pinkish from the inside with a clearly delimited yellow spot, insular, the outer ones on the back are light purple, lanceolate
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Regel's tulip is an endemic plant of Central Asia. It grows wild only in Kazakhstan. It is found only in the Chu-Ili Mountains, the Dzungarian Alatau (the eastern part of the Almaty and western Zhambyl regions). Security measures The species was in the Red Book of the USSR. It is currently listed in the Red Book of Kazakhstan. There are no protected areas within the range. It occurs in small groups, scattered.
In culture, the species is weakly stable. Introduced in the botanical gardens of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tashkent, Almaty and other cities. It grows in dry, well-lit places. It is short-lived in the open ground, dies after 2-3 years. In Almaty, the individuals transferred by bulbs bloomed for 3-4 years, then vegetated without the formation of a generative shoot for at least 10 years.
A very valuable view for rock gardens. It is not used in breeding. In the experiment of V. V. Voronin (1987) on crossing Albert and Greig tulips with this species, dissimilar seeds were obtained. When using the Greig tulip as a mother plant, similar seeds were obtained, but the seedlings developed very slowly and fell out in subsequent years.
Regel's tulip in Jambyl Region, Kazakhstan