Lilium formosanum Wallace 1891
known from Taiwan only; upon grassy areas, from sea level to 3.500 m
Certainly the most useless lily kept in-vitro as it grows far better in liberty than sentencing it to germinate and spend its youth in the restricted space of a flask. But we have decided for in-vitro in order to work out different tissue-conservation methods and test various medium-recipes laying this Lilium asleep for more than 3 years already and trying waking it up (bringing it back to growth) to different times.
sowing Lilium formosanum var. pricey dwarf form # 1 Arakawa ´02.21 (Lformpr1)
source ex 50m alt. Taimali, Taitang County, Taiwan – Arakawa
product-image in courtesy of Katharina Briese