Lilium pumilum

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Lilium pumilum
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Lilium pumilum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Liliaceae
Genus: Lilium
Species: L. pumilum
Binomial name
Lilium pumilum
  • Lilium linifolium Hornem.
  • Lilium puniceum Siebold & de Vriese
  • Lilium stenophyllum Baker
  • Lilium tenuifolium Fisch. ex Hook.f.
  • Lilium sinensium Gand.
  • Lilium chrysanthum Nakai & Maek.
  • Lilium potaninii Vrishcz

Lilium pumilum is an Asian species of bulbous plants native to Mongolia, Siberia, the Russian Far East (Amur Krai, Primorye, Khabarovsk), Korea and northern China.[1][2][3][4]

It is a stem-rooting bulb that grows up to 1 metre (3 ft 3 in) high, though usually rather less. The bulb itself is 4–5 inches (100–130 mm) deep and live from 2 to 4 years.[5] The leaves are slender and grassy. It bears from one to twenty reflexed and nodding flowers, usually red in colour, and which may be spotted with black. The flowers are scented.[6]

Named pumilum (`poo`mill`um) for its small size, compared to other lilies

It may be short lived in cultivation, but tends to last longest in well-drained soils.[7][8]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Kharkevich, S.S. (ed.) (1987). Plantae Vasculares Orientalis Extremi Sovietici 2: 1-448. Nauka, Leningrad.
  3. ^ Grubov, V.I. (2001). Key to the Vascular Plants of Mongolia 1: 1-411. Science Publishers, Inc. Enfield, USA. Plymouth, U.K..
  4. ^ Malyschev L.I. & Peschkova , G.A. (eds.) (2001). Flora of Siberia 4: 1-238. Scientific Publishers, Inc., Enfield, Plymouth.
  5. ^ "Lilium pumilum". Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved September 9, 2013. 
  6. ^ Flora of China Vol. 24 Page 145 山丹 shan dan Lilium pumilum Redouté, Liliac. 7: t. 378. 1812.
  7. ^ European Garden Flora; vol. 1.
  8. ^ M. Jefferson-Brown; Modern Lilies.

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