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38. Lilium davidii Duchartre ex Elwes, Monogr. Lilium. t. 24. 1877.

川百合 chuan bai he

Bulb flattened globose or broadly ovoid, 2--4.5 cm in diam.; scales white, broadly ovate to ovate-lanceolate, 2--3.5 × 1--1.5 cm. Stem sometimes tinged purple, 50--100 cm, densely papillose. Leaves scattered, but relatively crowded at middle of stem, linear, 7--12 cm × 2--3(--6) mm, axil sometimes with white woolly hairs, margin recurved, conspicuously papillose. Flowers solitary or 2--8 in a raceme, nodding. Tepals orange, with dark purple spots on proximal 2/3; outer ones 5--6 × 1.2--1.4 cm; inner ones 1.6--1.8 cm wide; nectaries papillose on both surfaces and with a few fimbriate projections abaxially. Filaments 4--5.5 cm; anthers 1.4--1.6 cm. Style 2--3 cm. Capsule ca. 3.5 × 1.6--2 cm. Fl. and fr. Jun--Sep.

* Moist places in forests, forest margins, grassy slopes; 800--3200 m. Gansu, Guizhou, Henan, W Hubei, S Shaanxi, Shanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan.

Widely cultivated in China for its edible bulbs.

1 Leaves usually 1-veined, axil with a cluster of white woolly hairs   38a var. davidii
+ Leaves usually 3-veined, axil without white woolly hairs   38b var. willmottiae


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