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 'Lilium lijiangense'

'Lilium lijiangense'

Item# LS162
Archive Item
(Species / Wild Lily)
L. lijiangense is a native of China and has been reported by photo contributors and successful growers Gene Mirro and Rimmer de Vries as being much like the species L. henryi once established. In nature L. lijiangense is found on well drained grassy mountain slopes at around +/- 6000 feet. The type collection was made in Lijiang City, Yunnan Province, China where it was found growing near Yunnan Pine. The specific classification 'L. lijiangense' refers to the type collected locally.

Title photo courtesy of Gene Mirro. Copyright Gene Mirro, all rights reserved. Used with permission.

Photo inset #1 is of a close up of L. lijiangense as flowered and photographed by Rimmer. Copyright Rimmer de Vries, all rights reserved. Used with permission.

Photo inset #2 was submitted by Gene Mirro of a "clump" of L. lijiangense as flowered and photographed in June of 2012. Copyright Gene Mirro, all rights reserved. Used with permission.

Photo insert #3 shows a very different form of 'L. lijiangense' which is how new names get attached to recognized species such as 'L. ninganense' or 'L. huidongense'. Explorers anxious to find and name a new species often overlook color and spotting variations between colonies separated by a valley or mountain.

This page is for reference only, not as an offer to sell species bulbs or seeds.
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