Bulbs are easy to be seen in Taiwan-might be off-topic

Fierycloud fierycloud2002@yahoo.com.tw
Mon, 04 Oct 2010 23:29:44 PDT
Thanks for your reply.

This should be a reference for climate.

Basically speaking, the lower-lands of Taiwan main island could be divided in 2 part for the moonson. Central Mountain Range basically divided the Tawain as east and west 2 partiton.
The summer is the majorly the rain season which caused by typhoom (and plum rain front in early summer or spring)

The North-East part could get the orographic rain which are caused by Northeast monsoon blowing over the Black Stream during winter. (So here have more equally rain in a year than the West-South part, but may still be lack of water in summer especially while the typhoon comes irregularly.)
Chilung or Keelung county could be the northern type.http://weather.msn.com/local.aspx/… ()
T’ai-tung country could be the southern type. http://weather.msn.com/local.aspx/… 
(But the islands and the area facing and near the ocean are only sometimes above 30 degree C in a year according to the  data of Center Weather Breau.)
http://cwb.gov.tw/V6e/statistics/….  These could be compared with the AHS heat Zone.
http://cwb.gov.tw/V6e/statistics/…. These could be compared with the chilling hours requirement. (The USDA hardness zone should less meaningful for the link)

The lycoris aurea, lilium logiflorum Thunb.var.scabrum Masamune, and Lilium speciosum var. gloriosoides ( and Lilium callosum Siebold&Zucc. var. flaviflorum Makino which might can't be found now) are majorly distubuted in these part where near the ocean.
While the lilium speciosum (and Lilium callosum) are still only distributed in the northern-part, the lycoris aurea and Lilium longiflorum could lives to the middle-south of the east Taiwan near the ocean. 
The Phalaenopsis equestris, Phalaenopsis aphrodite are distributed in the lanyu islands of this area ,and there are lilium logiflorum. And according to the data of the lanyu island (Prounounce means the Orchids islands, after 1947.) is in the area where the days of  highest day temperatrue above 30 dergee C is only 13.3, while the days of  lowest day temperature below 10 degree C is 0.

Comparing to the east-north part, most commercially cutting exporting flowers (where bulbs or not) are from the west southern Taiwan for the sunny and dry winter, even the Phalaenopsis. (The plain and populations is majorly in the west of Taiwan.)
The famous flowers bulbs here should be the Polianthes tuberosa in Chiayi county. I do get them flower in pot in my house, but still not reliably in pot. (So do the discussions in some plant forums in Taiwan.)
The bulbs easy to be seen here are
1.Bloong reliablly and easier cultivated around house: Haemanthus multiflorus, Hymenocallis speciosa, Crinum asiaticum, Hippeastrum reginae, Silene pendula, some Zephyranthes, Lilium longiflorum (Zamioculcas zamiifoliaand and Caladium is commonly as pot plant, but not easy to be seen outdoors.), Canna ,some Heliconia, some Strelitzia and some Hedychium.
2.less to see the flower in my town: Hippeastrum vittatum, Hippeastrum gracile(I only saw the reginae ), Hippeastrum 'Striatifolium'(easy to seen by their leaves but flowers), Hemerocallis fulva (bloom better in the hills above 200m, they majorly have been commercially cultivated in the east Taiwan at the mountains above 1000m where there are lycoris aurea, too.)

Most temperate cutting and pot flowers are cultivated in hills and mountains during summer. Though 2/3 area of Taiwan are hills and mountains, but most of the place is danger to be used.
The govenment have tried the lilum bulbs for local production in the hills of centerTaiwan, but can't compete with the bulbs from importing. (Now they are trying the Zantedeschia.)
The major commercial flower bulbs which could exporting are lycoris aurea in Tamsui Town in Taipei County, Pleione formosana Hayata (elevation above 1000m) in nanchuang city in miaoli county, and Polianthes trberosa L. around Chiayi county.
(Lilium speciosum var. gloriosoides is under environmental conservation by both seeds and clones by government.)

Though there are still other bulbs distibuted in the mountains, but most are not commercially available. 

There are nurseries offering some of the native potted bulbs while flowering. Such as Amorphophallus and Arisaema.

The islands which belong to the Fujian province, R.O.C. have the bulb species which closer to the mainland China.

Such as Ma-Zu and Don-Inn spider lilies in Ma-Zu island county.
Ma-zu Ma-zu and L.sprengeri  is closer to  Lycoris sprengeri, while Don-Inn spider lilies is closer to Lycoris haywardii. (Than closer to lycoris radiata.) 
(There are Ma-zu lilies which should be closer to lilium brownii. )

There are also red spider lilies in Kimmen county (southerner than Ma-Zu, and closer to the mainland China), but seems no research that if they were closer to  lycoris radiata or....
(The bio-diversity center of lycoris seem to be consider in the Zhejiang Province, which is on the northeast of  Fujian provinces.)


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