David Your lily is certainly one of the L. nepalense group. Stephen Haw in his 'Lilies of China' considers that L. nepalense is represented in China by var. burmanicum and var. ochranthum, formerly treated as vars. of L. primulinum (e.g. in Woodcock & Stearn, 'Lilies of the World'). Such plants are sometimes imported as L. majoense, which is a synonym of var. ochraceum. Haw gives a useful account & I refer you to him! John Grimshaw Dr John M. Grimshaw Garden Manager, Colesbourne Gardens Sycamore Cottage Colesbourne Nr Cheltenham Gloucestershire GL53 9NP Website: http://www.colesbournegardens.org.uk/ ----- Original Message ----- From: "David Victor" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com> Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 11:01 AM Subject: [pbs] Mystery lily from China > Dear all, > > I have posted a photograph of a lily that I saw in Yunnan earlier this year > to the "mystery bulbs" page of the WIKI at: > > http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/… > > To me, it looks close to Lilium nepalense. However, according to the > various reference books that I have, that species only grows on the other > side of the Himalaya. Can anyone give me a better name for the plant? My > thanks in advance for your help.