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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Liliaceae
Tribe  Lilieae
Higher classification  Liliaceae
Order  Liliales
Subfamily  Lilioideae
Scientific name  Cardiocrinum
Rank  Genus
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Similar  Cardiocrinum giganteum, Cardiocrinum cordatum, Liliaceae, Nomocharis, Cardiocrinum cordatum var glehnii

Plant giant shade lily cardiocrinum giganteum

Cardiocrinum is a genus of bulbous plants of the lily family first described as a genus in 1846. They are native to the Himalaya, China, the Russian Far East, and Japan. The bulbs are usually formed at the soil surface. The preferred habitat is woodland. The plants tend to be monocarpic, dying after flowering.


They are closely related to Lilium and are generally called by the common name giant lilies. They differ from Lilium in some characteristics, most notably in the heart shaped leaves (hence the name, from the Greek kardio for heart, and krinum for lily).

Cardiocrinum Cardiocrinum Botanics Stories

The Himalayan species Cardiocrinum giganteum is the largest of any of the lily plants, growing up to 3.5 metres high.

Cardiocrinum Cardiocrinum giganteum is reaching to the sky Rhododendron
  1. Cardiocrinum cathayanum (E.H.Wilson) Stearn - E + C China
  2. Cardiocrinum cordatum (Thunb.) Makino - Japan, Kuril Islands, Sakhalin
  3. Cardiocrinum giganteum (Wall.) Makino - Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Tibet, Yunnan, Bhutan, Assam, Myanmar, Nepal, Sikkim
Cardiocrinum Cardiocrinum giganteum is reaching to the sky Rhododendron

Cardiocrinum giganteum giant himalayan lily flower

Cardiocrinum Cardiocrinum giganteum PFAF Plant Database
Cardiocrinum Plant of the Month July 2010


Cardiocrinum Wikipedia

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