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Notholirion thomsonianum (D. Don) Stapf in Kew Bull. 1934:. 95. 1934. Wendelbo in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 165: 60. 1990. (Fig. 28).

Vern.: Domel Lily, Hazara Lily

S.I. Ali

Notholirion thomsonianum

Credit: Abrar Ali

  • Fritillaria thomsoniana D. Don
  • 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.


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