|Flower of Lilium fargesii|
Lilium cupreum H.Lév.
Lilium fargesii occurs naturally on the edge of woods in mountains at elevations of 1500–1800 meters. The plant grows 6–8 inches (15–20 cm) tall with a slim stem, long narrow leaves and surmounted by a raceme of 1–6 flowers. The flowers are Turk's cap in shape with broad reflexed petals of a greenish–white. The petals may be darker green at the edges but are spotted and marked all over with chestnut–brown dots. The flowers are fragrant. The bulb of Lilium fargesii is comparatively small at ¾ inch (1.5 cm) diameter. This lily flowers late in the summer from the end of July to August or September.
It was first described by Adrien René Franchet in 1892, and named for Paul Guillaume Farges (1844 - 1912), a French missionary and botanist. Although it was discovered over 100 years ago it has only recently been known and available from horticultural centres.
- Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
- Flora of China Vol. 24 Page 146 绿花百合 lu hua bai he Lilium fargesii Franchet, J. Bot. (Morot). 6: 317. 1892.
- Rare Plants UK, Lilium fargesii Archived 2011-10-08 at the Wayback Machine.
- Franchet, Adrien René 1892. Journal de Botanique (Morot) 6(17–18): 317–318
- Plant Explorers, Père Paul Guillaume Farges (1844 - 1912)
- Tropicos, Lilium fargesii Franch.
- Pacific Bulb Society, Asiatic Section D-K photos of several species including L. fargesii
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