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Cardiocrinum giganteum

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Liliaceae
Genus  Cardiocrinum
Higher classification  Cardiocrinum
Order  Liliales
Subfamily  Lilioideae
Scientific name  Cardiocrinum giganteum
Rank  Species

Similar  Cardiocrinum, Liliaceae, Cardiocrinum cordatum, Embryophyte, Lilium nepalense

Plant giant shade lily cardiocrinum giganteum


Cardiocrinum giganteum, the giant Himalayan lily, is the largest species of any of the lily plants, growing up to 3.5 metres high. It is found in the Himalayas, China and Myanmar (Burma).

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Varieties

Two varieties are recognized

  • C. giganteum var. giganteum - up to 3 metres tall, the outer part of the flower greenish and the inside streaked with purple - Tibet, Bhutan, Assam, Myanmar, Nepal, Sikkim
  • C. giganteum var. yunnanense - 1–2 metres tall, the outer part of the flower white and the inside streaked with purplish red - Myanmar, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan

  • Cardiocrinum giganteum Cardiocrinum giganteum is reaching to the sky Rhododendron

    Cardiocrinum giganteum giant himalayan lily flower


    History of cultivation

    Cardiocrinum giganteum Pacific Bulb Society Cardiocrinum

    The plant was first described scientifically in 1824 by Nathaniel Wallich. The species was introduced into commercial production (as Lilium giganteum) in Britain in the 1850s. A bulb grown from seed collected by Major Madden flowered in Edinburgh in July 1852, while those collected by Thomas Lobb were first exhibited in flower in May 1853.

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    References

    Cardiocrinum giganteum Wikipedia


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