Lilium oxypetalum is a species from the genus of the lilies ( Lilium ) in the Asian section . The species was described by Ernest Henry Wilson in 1925as Nomocharis oxypetala andassigned tothe genus Nomocharis , but according to current research it is a lily species.
The plant blooms in June with one or two horizontally pendent, bell-shaped flowers. The hermaphrodite flowers are threefold. The six identical spatulate bracts ( tepals ) have a pointed apex , they are about 5 cm long and up to 3 cm wide. The basic color of the flowers is greenish-purple or purple-pink, with or without fine points. The anthers and pollen are brown, the filaments are green. The nectaries are ciliated, the stylus is green and about 3 cm in size and the scar is yellow-orange. The seeds mature in seed pods.
The onions are small and covered with white scales.
Lilium oxypetalum needs fresh, cool places at altitudes between 3400 and 5100 m above sea level.
- Stephen G. Haw: The Lilies of China . Timber Press, Portland 1986, ISBN 978-0-88192-034-5 .
- Markus Hohenegger: Lilium oxypetalum. In: The Genus Lilium. Retrieved February 3, 2010 .