Individuals are carefully transported from the cereal fields of Didima, Argolida to the conservation beds at the grounds of the Institute of Plant Breeding and Phytogenetic Resources where they continue their biological cycle and bear fruit in late spring (new seeds are collected every year)
The rare and protected Tulipa rhodopea (Balkan endemic) grows naturally in stony areas of eastern Macedonia and has a deep red colour in its tepals, which differs from the shades of red that other species of Greek tulip have.
Sometimes, tulips grow spontaneously in habitats threatened by human activities such as these clusters of Tulipa gulimyi (vulnerable endemic species of the Peloponnese, protected by the Greek Presidential Decree 67/1981) that appear in the middle of a rural road in the semi-mountainous Laconia during April 2021. Contrary to expectations, these clusters of crimson tulips failed […]
Morphology and variety of seeds (mature and immature seeds extracted from ripe capsules in summer) of the vulnerable and protected Tulipa undulatifolia collected in corn fields of Didima in Arlolida
Typical tepals of Tulipa australis (protected by the Greek Presidential Decree 67/1981) that surround the reproductive organs (stamens, pistil) of the bulbous plant: a full-flowering individual of the native population of Vasilitsa in Grevena.
Typical complete collection of scientific material during springtime sampled from Greek endemic populations of Tulipa orphanidea (endangered and protected by the Greek Presidential Decree 67/1981) in mountainous Arcadia (April 2021) Collected individuals (collection with special permission) placed in situ in square pots for ex situ conservation at the Institute of Plant Breeding and Phytogenetic Resources […]