Cardiocrinum giganteum (Wall.) Makino

 
  • Family : LILIACEAE
    (Lily Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BACHNAG FAMILY (बचनाग फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Liliaceae
  • Basionym : Lilium giganteum Wall.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Cardiocrinum giganteum (Wall.) Makino
  • Common name : Giant Himalayan Lily, Giant lily
  • Vernacular name :
    • Ghiu Paat (Nepali)
  • Habit : Large herb
  • Habitat : Forest, forest clearings and hillsides; 2300 - 2900 m. altitude
  • Key identification features : Stem green, 1.5--3 m; tepals adaxially streaked with purple, abaxially greenish
  • Flower, Fruit : June-October
  • Distribution :
    • Uttarakhand : Uttarakhand
    • Sikkim : Sikkim
    • West Bengal : West Bengal
    • Himachal Pradesh : Himachal Pradesh
    • Arunachal Pradesh : Arunachal Pradesh
    • Ladakh : Ladakh
    • Jammu and Kashmir : Kashmir
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan
  • Literature :
    • Uniyal B.P., Sharma J.R., Choudhery U., Singh D.K. (2007). Flowering Plants of Uttarakhand: A Checklist. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh: 239
    • Oleg P & Adam S (1984). Flowers of Himalaya. Oxford University Press: 420
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Cardiocrinum giganteum. Downloaded on 24 June 2024.

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