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Scientific name: Lilium eupetes J.M.H. Shaw
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Distribution: Endemic to VIETNAM, Lao Cai province (Hoang Lien Son Range).

Habitat, phenology and conservation status: Bulbiferous epiphytic herb with an erect stem occurring in mosses on vertical trunks and horizontal branches of large forest trees well above the ground at altitudes of 1900–2000 m. Primary montane forests of broad-leaved trees on granite. Flowers in October in cultivation. This is very rare and is regarded as endangerous according to IUCN Red List criteria.

Notes: A fairly unique species for its epiphytic habit and axillary bulbils which are buoyed on air currents by the dead leaf serving as a wing (Shaw, 2008). This rare species is known until now only by type collection.


Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Liliales
Familia: Liliaceae
Genus: Lilium


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