Lilium arboricola

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Lilium arboricola
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Liliaceae
Genus: Lilium
Species: L. arboricola
Binomial name
Lilium arboricola
Stearn

Lilium arboricola is an epiphytic lily species with green flowers, and orange-red anthers. It was first botanically described by Francis Kingdon-Ward and his assistants Chit Ko Ko and Tha Hla after a collection in the Shan region of Myanmar in 1953. Specimens from this collection flowered once in cultivation in Great Britain and were then lost.[1] It was thought that it had been rediscovered in Lao Cai, Vietnam, in 2006, and introduced thence to Britain and Canada,[2] but this turned out to be a new species (Lilium eupetes)[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ arboricola
  2. ^ The Garden - Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society, May 2007
  3. ^ Julian Shaw, Three New Crûg Farm Introductions, Plantsman 7(1): 39-43 (2008)