Lilium davidii Duch. ex Elwes, Monogr. Lilium 1: t. 24 1877. (syn: Lilium biondii Baroni; Lilium cavaleriei H.Lév. & Vaniot; Lilium davidii var. davidii ; Lilium davidii f. macranthum Raffill ex Woodcock & Coutts; Lilium davidii var. macranthum (Raffill ex Woodcock & Coutts) Raffill; Lilium davidii var. schootii Bergmans; Lilium davidii var. unicolor (Hoog) Cotton; Lilium sutchuenense Franch.; Lilium thayerae E.H.Wilson; Lilium willmottiae var. unicolor Hoog);
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.
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.
The plant is cultivated for its edible bulb. 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)
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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