Lilium ×testaceum Lindl.

Nankeen Lily

Perennial herb to about 1.5 m tall. Stems purplish grey-green, hairless; stem roots absent; bulbils absent. Leaves cauline, alternate, linear, ciliate hairy. Inflorescence 6-12 flowered. Flowers Turk's cap-shaped, nodding, tips strongly recurved, fragrant; summer.Tepals to 8 x 2 cm long, yellowish to pale orange, sparsely red spotted. Nectary same colour as tepal, without hairs or warts.Anthers orange to red; pollen orange.

A hybrid between L. candidum × L. chalcedonicum. Grown as an ornamental flowering bulb in full sun on well-drained rich soil.

Garden Origin.

Source: Conran, J. (2005). Liliaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Liliales
family       Liliaceae
genus        Lilium L.