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Common name

English: Tiger lily

German: Tiger-Lilie


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Liliopsida (392)

      Order: Liliales (106)

        Family: Liliaceae (37)(family description)

          Genus: Lilium (7)

            Epithet: lancifolium Thunb. (1)

Synonyms: Lilium leopoldii Baker, Lilium lishmannii T.Moore, Lilium tigrinum Ker Gawl.

lancifolium => with sharply pointed leaves

leopoldii => in honor of King Leopold I or II of Belgium, cloud be also in reference to Lake Leopold (Lake Mai-Ndombe) or Mount Leopold (near Kinsuka, Kinshasa) both in the Democratic Republic of The Congo

lishmannii => in honor of Lishmann, who sent 1871 L. lancifolium from Japan to England

tigrinum => tiger-toothed, striped, spotted


Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: orange

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