Lilium maculatum

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Lilium maculatum
Lilium maculatum flower.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Liliaceae
Genus: Lilium
Species: L. maculatum
Binomial name
Lilium maculatum
Garden varieties[2]

Lilium maculatum (Japanese: スカシユリ(透百合), Sukashiyuri) is a plant in the lily family native to the central and northern regions of Japan, widely cultivated as an ornamental.[1][3][4][5]

It is a stem rooting lily, growing 20 to 60 centimeters high. It bears a number of orange flowers with red-brown spots.

  • Lilium maculatum var. bukosanense (Honda) H.Hara - called "Miyama-sukashiyuri," found on Mount Bukō in Honshu
  • Lilium maculatum var. maculatum

formerly included[1]
  • Lilium maculatum subsp. dauricum (Ker Gawl.) H.Hara, now considered a synonym of Lilium pensylvanicum Ker Gawl.
  • Lilium maculatum var. monticola H.Hara, now considered a synonym of Lilium maculatum var. maculatum


  1. ^ a b c d Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Plate 39 of Henry John Elwes (1880) A monograph of the genus Lilium ... illustrated [with coloured plates] by W.H. Fitch, London: Taylor & Francis OCLC: 560210827.
  3. ^ Thunberg, Carl Peter 1794. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 2: 334 description in Latin
  4. ^ Tropicos, Lilium maculatum Thunb.
  5. ^ Pacific Bulb Society, Lilium Dauricum Section color photos of several species including numerous color photos of Lilium maculatum