Lilium philippinense

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Lilium philippinense


Leaves alternate, 30-40, linear, attenuate, with up to 7 veins of which 1 or 3 are more conspicuous, 8-17 cm by 2-4 mm. Flowers 1 or 2, white, with green and reddish outside towards the base, horizontal, (10-)14-25 cm long, infundibuliform, the tube (in dried material) 8-12 mm ø. Capsule c. 5 cm long.


Asia-Temperate: Taiwan (Taiwan present), Asia-Tropical: Philippines (Philippines present), Benguet present, Bontoc present, North Luzon present, Pangasinan Prov present
Taiwan and Malesia: Philippines: North Luzon (Bontoc, Benguet and Pangasinan Prov.).


Except for the presence of papillae on the nectariferous furrow hard to distinguish in flower from L. longiflorum.


Elwes 1880: Monogr. genus Lilium: t. 3
Curtis 1876 – In: Bot. Mag.: t. 6250
Wilson 1925: Lilies of E. Asia: 20
Drysdale Woodcock & Stearn 1950: Lilies of the World: 311
Baker 1922 – In: En. Philip.: 204
Merr. 1910 – In: Philip. J. Sc.: Bot. 337
Baker 1875 – In: J. Linn. Soc. Bot.: 228