In scientific reserve bordering the Danube - "Cazane", located in the perimeter of 115,655 hectares of Iron Gates Natural Park, flourishes the yellow tulip (Tulipa hungarica Borb.), a species of tulip unique in the world, declared a natural monument and protected by law.
The species was described for the first time in 1882, by Vincze Borbás, in an areal on the steepness of Romanian Great "Cazane" of Danube. Two years later, in 1884, a Serbian scientist reported the same plant on the coast of an almost inaccessible peak, Veliki Strbač in Serbia. Today, the only place in the world in which this tulip can be found is in Romania, on the Danubian "Cazane", in Serbia this plant finally disappearing in the 1940'.
The species is endemic and flourishes from April to May.
Photos: Sretco Milanovici.
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