1072.000 Lilium L.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Bulbous perennial herbs; stem erect, leafy. Leaves alternate, rarely whorled, sessile or sub-sessile; lamina usually linear; bulbils sometimes present in leaf axis. Inflorescence a raceme or solitary flower, very rarely an umbel or corymb, terminal; bracts leaf-like. Flowers often funnel-form or campanulate, sometimes tubular or cupular; tepals 6, free, sometimes strongly recurved or revolute, white, yellow, greenish, or reddish to purplish; nectariferous near base adaxially, nectaries sometimes fringed with papillae or hairs, rarely flat on outer tepals. Fruit a capsule, loculicidally dehiscent. Seeds many, narrowly winged all round.

Worldwide: 107 species from northen temperate zones to the Phillipines; one weedy species in southern Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Lilium formosanum

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formosanum (Baker) WallaceC,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Lilium:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Lilium

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Lilium
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Lilium
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Lilium
Wikipedia: Lilium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lilium
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lilium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Lilium.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=342, retrieved 28 January 2023

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