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1. Lilium hansonii Leichtlin ex D. T. Moore, Moore’s Rural New Yorker. 24: 60. 1871.

竹叶百合 zhu ye bai he

Lilium medeoloides A. Gray var. obovata Franchet & Savatier.

Bulb ovoid-globose or subglobose, 3--7 cm in diam.; scales white to yellowish white, ovate to subdeltoid, not articulate. Stem 1--1.5 m. Leaves 4--12-whorled plus a few scattered between apical whorl and basal bract, oblong-oblanceolate, 10--18 × 2--4 cm, apex acuminate. Flowers 4--12 in a raceme, nodding, fragrant. Tepals revolute, yellow or red-orange, with brown spots, lanceolate or oblanceolate, 3--4 cm × 1--1.5 cm, very thick, apex thickened and papillose; nectaries not papillose. Stamens shorter than tepals; filaments glabrous; anthers purplish. Ovary 1--2 cm. Capsule subglobose, 2.5--3.5 cm in diam., 6-winged. Fl. and fr. Jul--Aug. 2 n = 24.

Possibly naturalized on river banks. S Jilin [native to Korea (Ullung Island)].

Lilium hansonii is grown as an ornamental.


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