Lilium thomsonianum (D. Don) Lindl.
Bulbs 5-7 cm high, narrowly ovoid, tunic thick, brown. Stem 40-100 cm tall, robust. Leaves flaccid, basal up to 35 cm long, 1 cm broad, decreasing upwards. Raceme 8-40 flowered. Bracts 20-35 mm long, narrowly lanceolate to subulate, entire. Pedicel 10-25 mm long. Flower infundibuliform, pink, pinkish white, lavander white, pale or rose-purple, fragrant. Tepals 35-50 (-65) mm long, 8-12 mm broad, linear-oblanceolate, ± spreading outside, tip recurved. Stamens almost as long as tepals, anthers 6-10 mm long, dark purple, pollen orange-red. Style columnar, rather long, stigma 3-lobed, lobes slightly recurved. Capsule 20-25 mm long, 15-20 mm broad, obovoid-ellipsoid, tip depressed. Seeds ± 5 mm long, semicircular to ± cuneate, tip rotund, brown.
Fl. Per.: April-May
Type: Neighbourhood of Mussooree, Wallich Catalogue No. 5077 (K-W).
Distribution: Afghanistan, Pakistan (Swat, Hazara) Kashmir, India (Kumaon).
2n = 24 (Sobti, S. N. & Singh, S. D. in Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. Sect. B 54: 138-144. 1961).
A scented beautiful lily, cultivated for its pink, pinkish white, lavender white, pale or pale rose-purple flowers.