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Lilium formosanum Wallace


Description from Flora of China

Bulb subglobose or broadly ellipsoid, 2--4 cm in diam.; scales white or tinged yellow, lanceolate-ovate to lanceolate. Stem sometimes tinged purple-red, 20--55 cm, smooth or papillose. Leaves scattered, linear or narrowly lanceolate, 2.5--15 cm × 4--13 mm. Flowers solitary or sometimes several in a subumbel, fragrant, funnelform, with a slender tube gradually expanding toward apex. Tepals white, tinged purple-red abaxially; outer ones oblanceolate, 11.5--14.5 × 2.1--2.3 cm; inner ones spatulate, to 3 cm wide; nectaries green, rarely indistinctly papillose on both surfaces. Filaments ca. 10 cm, with minute protuberances near base. Style ca. 6.5 cm. Capsule 7--9 × ca. 2 cm. Fl. and fr. Jun--Dec.

* Grassy slopes, seashores; near sea level to 3500 m. Taiwan.


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