Description

Lilium formosanum Wallace 1891

Origin:
known from Taiwan only; upon grassy areas, from sea level to 3.500 m

Laboratory comment:
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.

Propagation:
sowing Lilium formosanum var. formosanum # 1 PW ´01.17 (Lform1)
germination –> seedlings

sowing Lilium formosanum var. formosanum # 2 PWS ´01.17 (Lform2)
germination –> seedlings

sowing Lilium formosanum var. formosanum # 3 Guss ´01.17 (Lform3)
germination –> seedlings –> tissue-culture

sowing Lilium formosanum var. formosanum giant form # 2 EB ´12.18 (Lformgf2)
failed

sowing Lilium formosanum var. formosanum giant form # 1 PW ´12.18 (Lformgf1)
germination –> seedlings

sowing Lilium formosanum var. microphyllum # 1 PWS-Taiw ´01.17
germination –> seedlings

sowing Lilium formosanum with brown pollinia, tall form # 4 ´02.21 (Lform4)
source Masci Antonio, Vojt
sowing (03.21)
germination (04.21)

sowing Lilium formosanum var. pricey dwarf form # 1 Arakawa ´02.21 (Lformpr1)
source ex 50m alt. Taimali, Taitang County, Taiwan – Arakawa

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