Tulipa Albanica

Tulipa Albanica

Tulipa albanica a tulip recently discovered in Albania may be more widespread in the Balkans.

Of more than 100 known species of tulips, distributed from China and south-west Asia to north Africa and Europe, only one, Tulipa australis, was previously known to be native to Albania.

Tulipa albanica, discovered near the village of Surroj, has both red and more abundant yellow forms and may have a wider distribution in similar serpentine habitats in the Balkans.

Source:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/aug/07/tulip-albania-balkans-flower-science