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Record information and status
Record ID
110309
Status
Published
Date of creation
2016-05-09 03:22 UTC (schandler@florigene.com.au)
Date of publication
2016-05-09 19:55 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

Organism information
Scientific name
Tulipa gesneriana
Taxonomic Classification
KingdomPlantae
PhylumAngiosperms
ClassMonocots
OrderLiliales
FamilyLiliaceae
GenusTulipa
Speciesgesneriana
Common name(s)
Tulip
Garden Tulip
Didier's tulip
TULGE
Additional Classification
Type of organism
Organism domestication
  • Domesticated
Characteristics related to biosafety
Centre(s) of origin
Turkey
Centre(s) of genetic diversity
Turkey
Habitat range
Ornamental varieties of Tulipa gesneriana are found in cultivation only. In the wild, in mountainous areas with temperate climates and dry summers.
Geographical distribution
Naturalized in parts of central and southern Europe and North America. Found in cultivation in all temperate regions of the world for flower production and in environmental amenity situations. Bulbs and cut flowers are traded globally.
Known pathogenicity and/or allergenicity
Tulipa gesneriana contains an allergen, tuliposide A, which causes dermatitis in sensitive individuals. Contact dermatitis is a problem in some workers handling tulip bulbs. The condition, known as tulip fingers, is caused by exposure totuliposide A. Poisoning in humans and dogs may also occur when tulip bulbs are ingested due to the presence of the glycoprotein tulipin, tuliposid A, tuliposid B, and lectins.
Common use(s)
  • Ornamental
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