Description

Lilium speciosum Thunberg 1794

Taxonomy:
Kew Gardens accept following infraspecifics only:
Lilium speciosum var. speciosum (type species)
Lilium speciosum var. clivorum S.Abe & Tamura
Lilium speciosum var. gloriosoides Baker (separately listed)

Lilium speciosum var. speciosum is divided into f. album and f. rubrum.

Laboratory-comment:
Lilium speciosum var. gloriosoides Baker with its 2 habitats upon Formosa (Taiwan) and China (Yunnan) as the mainland-type are mentioned separately in the list of our propagation-work.

Origin:
Japan (Kiushu, Shikoku), Formosa, China; grassy, moist places in forests


Lilium speciosum var. clivorum in courtesy of Steve Garvie

Propagation:
sowing Lilium speciosum var. clivorum # 1 SW ´11.16 (Lspeccliv1)
germination –> seedlings


Lilium speciosum var. clivorum in courtesy of Alan Mitchell

sowing Lilium speciosum var. clivorum # 2 RHS ´02.20 (Lspeccliv2)
germination –> seedlings
tc (09.21)

product-image of Lilium speciosum var. clivorum in courtesy of Steve Garvie