Lilium davidii is an Asian species of plants in the lily family, native to mountainous areas of Assam, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Tibet, Bhutan, Hubei, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Guizhou, and Yunnan.[1][2][3]

Lilium davidii grows up to 1.5m high, and bears up to about 20 unscented flowers with recurved leaves (bent backwards), orange or reddish orange, from July to August.[4]

The plant is cultivated for its edible bulb.[4] It is a stem-rooting lily (adventitious roots emerging above the bulb) that also forms bulbils.

The species is named for French missionary and naturalist Armand David (1826-1900).

(from Wikipedia on 19.2.16)



flowers for id (mixed thread): Attachments (1)
i don’t recollect whether i posted these for id  is the scond torch lily?would appreciate if someone can id.

The first one, I think Lilium davidii.

The lilium is an Asiatic hybrid of L. hansonii & L. martagon.

I could find a very good link regarding information on L.davidii, as below:
Oh beautiful lilies. Seeing for the first time. Where are they. In your garden?

wish they were in my garden. shot them in jillings estate in uttranchal