Ken Hixon wrote: " Wilson believed that L. phillippinense was a form of L. formosanum." Ken, wasn't it the other way around? What we now know as Lilium formosanum was long known as L. philippinense (note the one l ) formosanum. I suspect that is why so much of the "Lilium philippinense" material now seen turns out to be L. formosanum. Jim McKenney Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where Lilium formosanum is at home - for awhile.