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Notholirion thomsonianum

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Author: Otto Stapf, 1934
Origin:  Low (800-1800m) Western Himalayas: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, Nepal
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Minimum - Medium
Thickness:  4 Centimetres
Height:  45 (90) Centimetres
Flower:  Pink - Pinkish White - Lavender White - Pale - Rose-Purple
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulblets
Names:  Rosy Himalayan Lily, Thomson's Lily
Synonyms:  Lilium thomsonianum, John Forbes Royle, 1839.
Fritillaria thomsoniana
, David Don, 1840.
Lilium longifolium
Lilium roseum
Wall. ex Hook.

This member of the Liliaceae* family was given this name by Otto Stapf in 1934. It is found in low mountain forests from Afghanistan to Nepal, growing in a well drained soil with some water and little to some sun. The bulb can grow to four centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 45 centimetres in height, 90 centimetres with the flowers, which are from pink over lavender to rosy in colour.
The bulb is monocarpic, dying after flowering. However, most species produce numerous bulblets.

The genera name from Greek notho; 'false' and lirion 'lily'. The species name after Dr. Thomas Thomson, a 19th century Scottish naturalist and superintendant of Calcutta Botanic Garden.

This plant is a winter-grower.