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

Propagation
sowing Lilium speciosum var. rubrum # 4 RHS ´02.20 (Lspecrub4)
germination –> seedlings

product-image of Lilium speciosum var. speciosum f. rubrum in courtesy of Eveline A.