Lilium nanum

Lilium nanum Klotzsch & Garcke

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Overview

General Description

Bulb oblong, 1.2-2.5 cm in diameter; scales white, lanceolate, 2-2.5 cm long, 5-8 mm wide. Stem 10-35 cm tall. Leaves scattered, linear, 5-12 cm long, 4.5-8.5 cm wide. Flower solitary, nodding, campanulate. Tepals pale purple, purplish red, rarely white, usually with deep purple spots adaxially; outer ones elliptic, inner ones slightly wider than outer; nectaries with fimbriate projections on both surfaces. Stamens converging; filaments 1-12 mm long, glabrous; anthers ca. 6 mm long. Ovary ca. 1 cm long, 3-6 mm wide. Style 4-7 mm long; stigma 3-5 mm in diameter. Capsule yellow, tinged purple on ribs, 2.5-3.8 cm long, 2-3 cm wide.

Author(s): Wen, Jun
Rights holder(s): Wen, Jun

Description

Diagnostic Description

Lilium nanum var. nanum is close relative of Lilium nanum var. flavidum, but differs from the latter in its tepals pale purple or purplish red, rarely white, with deep purple spots adaxially (vs. tepals yellow, no spotted).

Author(s): Wen, Jun
Rights holder(s): Wen, Jun

Ecology and Distribution

Cyclicity

Flowering in June; fruiting in September.

Author(s): Wen, Jun
Rights holder(s): Wen, Jun

Distribution

Lilium nanum is occurring in Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan of China, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Sikkim.

Author(s): Wen, Jun
Rights holder(s): Wen, Jun

Habitat

Growing in forests margins, thickets, grassy slopes; 2300-3800 m.

Author(s): Wen, Jun
Rights holder(s): Wen, Jun

Taxonomy

  • Nomocharis nana (Klotzsch) E. H. Wilson (synonym)