Lilium maculatum Thunb., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 2: 334 1794. (syn: Lilium alternans Siebold ex Duch.; Lilium batemanniae A.Wallace; Lilium bulbiferum subsp. thunbergianum (Schult. & Schult.f.) Baker; Lilium camschatcense Lour.; Lilium coruscans Baker; Lilium fortunei Lindl.; Lilium maculatum var. maculatum ; Lilium thunbergianum Schult. & Schult.f.);
Japan (as per WCSP)
Lilium maculatum from Kashmir, photographed from Hazuribagh Garden on June 16, 2010
Common Names: Japanese: Sukashi-yuri
This plant is being extensive growing in garden around and in Vancouver, Canada.
The species name “maculatum” stands for spotted, and I believe it
Thanks … for your critical observation. What attracted me to this plant was unusually large flowers with tepals 7-10 cm long. The only species I can think of with erect-spreading (not recurved at tip) and linear scattered leaves was this one only. Agreed that flowers are usually spotted, but as Bailey writes “scarcely to much spotted”. Let us see if there is any other alternative: Here is something to support my conclusion:
Perhaps this one from Hortus Third will clear your doubt:
Lilium x maculatum Cv. ‘Batemanniae’ (syn: L. elegans var. Batemanniae Hort. ex Bak.; L. batemanniae Hort ex Wallace)- stems to 3.5 feet, fls. apricot coloured, not spotted.
This is right on the mark! Lilium x maculatum Cv. ‘Batemanniae’
SK1293 16 JUL 2018- 1 : 1 post by 1 author.
Location: Kalimpong, WB, India
Date: 11 May 2018
Altitude: 4000 ft.
Habit : Cultivated
Liliaceae ?? ID ??
Lilium maculatum Thunb.