1926 GS. Discovered 1926 Apr. 14 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.
Named after a genus of Eurasian bulbous herbs of the lily family that have linear or broadely lanceolate leaves and are widely grown for their showy flowers. The English name of the flower is tulip. (H 103)
See also the remark to planet (1054). The name was first assigned to planet 1928 DC, discovered 1928 February 24 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg. This object, however, was proofed to be identical with planet (1449) Virtanen. Therefore, the name Tulipa has been reassigned to the above object.