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45. Lilium brownii F. E. Brown ex Miellez, Cat. Expos. Soc. 1841.

野百合 ye bai he

Bulb globose, 2--4.5 cm in diam.; scales white, lanceolate, 1.8--4 × 0.8--1.4 cm. Stem 0.7--2 m, smooth or papillose. Leaves scattered, frequently distal ones gradually becoming smaller, lanceolate, linear, oblanceolate, or obovate, 7--15 × (0.6--)1--2 cm, 5--7-veined. Flowers solitary or several in a subumbel, funnelform, fragrant. Tepals spreading distally and recurved apically, milk white, suffused purplish, unspotted; outer ones oblong-oblanceolate, 13--18 × 2--4.3 cm; inner ones spatulate, 3.4--5 cm wide; nectaries papillose on both surfaces. Stamens curved upward; filaments 10--13 cm, densely pilose to glabrous. Style 8.5--11 cm. Capsule 4.5--6 × ca. 3.5 cm. Fl. Jun--Aug, fr. Sep--Oct.

* Sparse forests, thickets, grassy slopes, rocky hillsides along ravines or streams,wastelands around villages; 100--2200 m. Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang.

Often cultivated in China for its edible bulbs and medicinal uses.

1 Leaves lanceolate to linear   45a var. brownii
+ Leaves oblanceolate to obovate   45b var. viridulum


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