Japan (as per WCSP)

Cv. ‘Batemanniae’ (Images by Gurcharan Singh)


Lilium maculatum from Kashmir : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)

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
comes from the heavily spotted petals that I see in the images on the web:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lilium_maculatum_flower.jpg
On the other hand, the petals of your flowers look spotless. So, I
urge you to rethink the identification. Unfortunately, I am unable to suggest anything.

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’
seems to be your precise cultivar with apricot flowers. Thanks for making the effort to clear my doubts.





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.