Chinese Lilium identification

stephen willson
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 10:03:04 PDT
Jane - B&D Lilies have a very comprehensive Wild Lily Photo Gallery (  Bob has photographs of over 500 species lilies on this site - including Lilium lijiangense.  Mary Sue Ittner's description matches the photo on the website, so I think you have it nailed!  (See also Bob's article  in the June 2019 NALS Quarterly Bulletin.)

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[Updated February, 2019] - Wild Lily bulbs making up the genus Lilium belong to the family Liliaceae comprising of approximately 20 genera made up of approximately 750 species.There are in the neighborhood of 110 to 115 distinct Lilium species. Robert J. Gibson began this project in 2008, with the assistance of 85 individuals in 16 countries and it is now nearly completed; however editing and ...

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Subject: Re: [pbs] Chinese Lilium identification

Thanks! I expect this is it. One Chinese consonant is variously
transcribed from the several Chinese languages as k and j (eg.,
Peking/Beijing), and I suppose the following "i" would affect what
happens to it also. Curious that the placename shows up as Li Kiang;
perhaps regional. Google needs to brush up on its Chinese phonology.

Jane McGary

On 6/15/2019 4:59 PM, Mary Sue Ittner wrote:
> Could it be this?
> Lilium lijiangense L.J.Peng
> Bulb subglobose, 2.5--4 cm in diam.; scales white, tinged purple,
> lanceolate, 2.5--5 × 1--2 cm. Stem 55--60 cm, with purple spots or
> streaks. Leaves scattered, elliptic, suboblong, ovate-lanceolate, or
> lanceolate, 5--11 × 1.5--3 cm, 7--9-veined, axil with a cluster of
> white hairs. Flowers solitary or 2--5 in a raceme, nodding, fragrant.
> Tepals yellow, with purple or brown spots, oblong to lanceolate,
> 4--4.5 × 0.8--1.5 cm, apex slightly papillose, revolute; nectaries
> blackish or red, not papillose. Stamens diverging; filaments 2.5--3
> cm; anthers ca. 7 mm. Ovary 7--10 × ca. 2 mm. Style 3--3.5 cm. Fl.
> Jul--Aug.
> * 3300--3400 m. W Sichuan, NW Yunnan.
> On 6/15/2019 4:47 PM, Jane McGary wrote:
>> Lilium likiangense
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