Chinese Lilium identification

Rimmer deVries
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 17:10:09 PDT
lilium lijiangense
has brown nectaries and very beautiful 

Rimmer in Southerner’s Central Kentucky

> On Jun 15, 2019, at 6:47 PM, Jane McGary <> wrote:
> I have a lily flowering for the first time from seed and can't track down its name. I got the seed from the NARGS seed exchange for 2015 under the name "Lilium likiangense." The small flower is golden yellow with small dark red spots and tepal margins. Google thinks I'm misspelling "Lilium lankongense," a plant with which I'm familiar and definitely not this. Li Kiang is a place name in China. It's common for Chinese botanists to name new species for places, and equally frequent for these taxa to be considered subspecies or local forms by some other botanists. (This is not a situation unique to China, by any means.) Do any of you recognize the name "likiangense" and, I hope, know whether I should keep that name on the label or add a new label with a more widely used name?
> Thanks,
> Jane McGary, Portland, Oregon, USA
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