Wild Lily: L. soidici

This alpine lily was until recently considered as Nomocharis, but is now included in the genus Lilinni. It grows from a small bulb with lanceolate scales to a height of about 6 inches, and has saucer-shaped, pendulous, deep carmine-brown flowers. Its native habitat is at an altitude of 10,000-14,000 feet in south-western Yunnan, south-eastern Tibet, and northern Assam. Named after the French missionary Soulie, who first discovered it, and who was murdered in 1905 by Tibetan monks. Not found in cultivation, (RHS-LYB 1951-52)

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