Chinese Lilium identification

Jane McGary
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 16:47:32 PDT
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?


Jane McGary, Portland, Oregon, USA

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