Description

Lilium davidii Elwes 1877

Taxonomy:
Intraspecifics as follows,
Lilium davidii var. davidii
Lilium davidii var. unicolor
Lilium davidii var. willmottiae

Origin:
Native to Assam, China North-Central, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Tibet; altitude 1.500 – 3.000 m

Laboratory comment:
Concerning Ldav1GS we are not sure of its identity as the flowers (davidii – alike) were described as flowering in bright yellow with purple dots. This colour would be – indeed – unusual for L. davidii. The seedlings are well grown and 1-2 years from flowering (08.20), so won´t put them into tc before clearing their identity.

Propagation:
sowing Lilium davidii var. davidii # 1 Chi ´01.17 (Ldavdav1)
seedlings, deflasked, completed

sowing Lilium davidii var. davidii # 2 PWS ´01.17 (Ldavdav2)
seedlings, deflasked, completed

sowing Lilium davidii var. davidii # 3 SR ´02.17 (Ldavdav3)
seedlings, deflasked, completed

sowing Lilium davidii var. davidii Chen Yi # 4 LSF ´11.18 (Ldavdav4)
50% germination, seedlings –> tissue-culture (07.20)

sowing Lilium davidii # 1 GS ´09.19 (Ldav1GS) (rather unusual yellow form of davidii var. davidii)
almost 100% germination, seedlings

Product-image Lilium davidii var. davidii in courtesy of Alan Mitchell