Description

Lilium humboldtii Duchartre 1870

Origin:
Its native range is California to Mexico (Baja California); grassy and open forests

Taxonomy:
Kews accept two infraspecifics only, Lilium humboldtii subsp. humboldtii as type species and Lilium humboldtii subsp. ocellatum (Kellogg) Thorne.
Var./subsp. bloomerianum is subsumed under the type-species. We, too, don´t see distinct differences to the type-species but keep to the name as we obtained the material.

Propagation:
sowing Lilium humboldtii subsp. humboldtii # 1 RHS ´03.18 (Lhumb1)
germinated –> seedlings

bulbs/scales Lilium humboldtii subsp. humboldtii bulb/scales # 2 Pit ´09.17 (Lhumb2)
tissue-culture (10.17) –> seedlings

Lilium humboldtii subsp. humboldtii # 3 MH ´11.20 (Lhumb3)
sowing pending

bulbs Lilium humboldtii var. bloomerianum bulb/scales # 1 PW ´12.19 (Lhumbbl1)
tissue-culture (08.20)


Lilium humboldtii subsp. ocellatum in courtesy of Keith Baldie

sowing Lilium humboldtii var. ocellatum # 1 RHS ´03.18 (Lhumboc1)
germinated –> seedlings

product-image Lilium humboldtii subsp. bloomerianum in courtesy of Pontus Wallstén