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Cardiocrinum giganteum (Wall.) Makino in Bot. Mag. Tokyo. 27: 124. 1913. R. R. Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. Kashm. 50. 1972, L. H. Bailey & E. Z. Bailey l. c. 221, Noltie l. c. 104, Songyun & Tamura l. c. 134. (Fig. 1, A-C).

S.I. Ali

Cardiocrinum giganteum

Credit: Abrar Ali

  • Lilium giganteum Wall.

    Bulbs up to 10 cm in diameter, scales few, broadly ovate. Stem 0.9-4.0 m, up to 4.5 cm in diameter, fistular. Leaves in basal rosette and along the whole stem, ovate, deeply cordate, up to 35(-45) x 24 (-40) cm, petiole up to 25 cm, stem leaves small. Inflorescence 5-10 (-25)-flowered raceme. Bracteoles deciduous. Pedicel <1.0 cm. Flowers horizontal or deflexed, regular, fragrant, trumpet shaped, white, striped with red-purple inside, tepals narrowly oblanceolte, saccate at base, 10-15 (-20) x 1.6-3.0 cm. Filaments 6-7.5 cm, anthers 0.5-1.5 cm, purplish-yellow. Ovary 2.5-3.0 cm, style 4.5-6.0 cm, stigma 3-lobed. Fruit a capsule, up to 7 cm long. Seeds 1-1.5 cm, reniform, wing membranous.

    Fl.Per.: June-August.

    Type: Nepal, Sheopore, 1819, Wallich (BM).

    Distribution: Kashmir, India, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, China (Xizang), moist forest.

    2n=24 (Kurosawa, S. In Hara, H. 1966. The Flora of Eastern Himalaya: 658-690. Univ. Tokyo Press, Tokyo.


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