Rare tulip found only in the Akamas

NEWS Friday, 05 March, 2021

Rare tulip found only in the Akamas

The Akamas tulip (Tulipa akamasica) has been highlighted by the agriculture ministry this month to educate people about the island’s endangered plants, this one blooming from March to April, depending on weather conditions.

Tulipa akamasica can only be found in the Akamas peninsula and due to the small range of distribution and the small population of the species, which does not exceed 200 plants, it has been included in the Red Book of the Flora of Cyprus, where it is characterised as a critically endangered species. The plant is also threatened due to overgrazing.