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 'Lilium eupetes'

'Lilium eupetes'

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Lilium eupetes is a epiphytic species from Lao Cai Province, in the northwestern region of Vietnam. It is a rare and unique "tree dweller" found growing in the mosses on vertical tree trunks. Its seeds as well as bulbils are spread by the wind. When the leaves surrounding the stem bulbils die back in the fall, they wither and curl around the bulbils and act as a wind sail to carry the bulbils to their new location. Discovered by Bleddyn and Sue Wynn-Jones while searching for the long lost Lilium arboricola in northwestern Viet Nam.

Our title photo was graciously contributed by Andrea Jones of the United Kingdom and is © Andrea Jones/Garden Exposures Photo Library, all rights reserved. Used with permission.

Our inset photo of Lilium eupetes was contributed by Alan Mitchel of Scotland from the back cover of the RHS Lilies & Related Plants Yearbook, 2013-2014. Photo was taken by Bleddyn Wynn-Jones whom discovered this lily in Vietnam.

Source Royal Horticulture Society Year Book, used with permission.

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