Scientific Name:
Lilium formosanum A.Wallace, Garden (London, 1871-1927), 40: 442 (1891)
  • = Lilium formosanum var. pricei Stoker (1935)
Vernacular Name(s):
formosan lily

Stem c. 75 cm × 8 mm, glabrous, Purple below, green above, rooting freely at ground-level and for some distance below. Leaves many, sessile, narrow-linear, c. 13 cm × 3–4 mm, dark green, ± shining. Flowers 1–2–(3), 15–18 cm long, borne horizontally, white inside, tinged purple on outside. Capsule not seen.

[From: Healy and Edgar (1980) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 3.]


Flowering: Feb.–Mar.

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