DATES: c.17 April - 2 May 2018
LEADERS: Bob & Rannveig Wallis
COST: c. £3,250
MEET/ DEPART: Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport
Iran's diverse climate has enabled a huge variety of bulbs and tuberous-rooted plants to evolve.
Explore volcanic landscapes in the north-west, where Allium, Iris, Crocus and more cover the slopes. The moist woodlands make the perfect home for an array of orchids. Up on the rocky hillsides, you'll find Fritillaria imperialis, Tulipa biflora and Anemone biflora.
Iris acutiloba subsp. longitepala
Eight Frit Mountain
The home of eight species of Fritillaria, alliums, red tulips and the recently-described Iris zagrica.
On this 4,811m volcano you'll find a kaleidoscope of Iris reticulata (I. hyrcana) and Tulipa humilis colour forms.
Talysh Mountains Pass
We'll travel from the dry side to the misty Caspian forests. Here, the likes of Anemone caucasica, Corydalis angustifolia and Fritillaria kotschyana can be found.
You may even spy a snowdrop! (Galanthus transcaucasicus).
We aim to visit the misty hillsides near Zanjan to see where I. acutiloba subsp. longitepala grows among pink Aethionema.
BOOKINGS & ENQUIRIES
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