Lilium Tourn. ex L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 302 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Temp. Northern Hemisphere to N. Philippines.


Native to:

Afghanistan, Alabama, Albania, Alberta, Altay, Amur, Arizona, Arkansas, Assam, Austria, Baltic States, Bangladesh, Belarus, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, California, Central European Rus, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Colorado, Connecticut, Corse, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, District of Columbia, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, East Himalaya, Florida, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Idaho, Illinois, India, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Iran, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Kamchatka, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Khabarovsk, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Krym, Kuril Is., Laos, Lebanon-Syria, Louisiana, Maine, Manchuria, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico Northwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Mongolia, Montana, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nebraska, Nepal, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Caucasus, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Palestine, Pennsylvania, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Qinghai, Québec, Rhode I., Romania, Sakhalin, Saskatchewan, South Carolina, South Dakota, South European Russi, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Tuva, Ukraine, Vermont, Vietnam, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Algeria, Argentina Northeast, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, Great Britain, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Madeira, Mexico Central, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Netherlands, New South Wales, New Zealand North, Nicaragua, Norfolk Is., Northern Provinces, Norway, Ogasawara-shoto, Sardegna, Sicilia, Sweden, Tanzania, Tunisia, Utah, Victoria, Zaïre, Zimbabwe


Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Baker in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 4: 225 (1875).
  • L., Sp. Pl.: 302 (1753).
  • Woodcock & Stearn, Lilies World: 113 (1950).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Elwes, Monogr. Genus Lilium 1–83 (1877–1880)
  • Gen Pl. 5th ed.: 143 (1754)
  • McRae, Lilies: 1–392 (1998)
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 302 (1753)
  • Synge, Lilies: 1–276 (1980)
  • Woodcock & Stearn, Lilies of the World: 1–431 (1950)

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jun 1, 1976 Fischer, D. [s.n.] K000464668 Type Yes
May 12, 1920 Henry, A. [10743] China K000464711 Type Yes
K:SPC-34943.000 No
Wilson, G.J. [6058] K000464660 Type Yes
Bass [s.n.] K000464706 Type Yes
Gilliat-Smith, B. [K.1129] Bosnia and Herzegovina K003948391 Yes
Bass [s.n.] K000464661 Type Yes
s.coll. [23] China K000464655 Type Yes
K:SPC-34686.000 No
K:SPC-16731.000 No
Stern, F.C. [s.n.] K000464713 Type Yes
K:SPC-34975.000 No
K:SPC-29047.087 No
Prescot [s.n.] K000464670 Unknown Type Material Yes
Champion [23] China K000464652 Type Yes
Vlasto, A.P. K:SPC-33941.000 No
K:SPC-34744.000 No
K:SPC-34962.000 No
Bass [s.n.] K000464704 Type Yes
Urquhart, F.G. [200] China K000464654 Type Yes
K:SPC-34955.000 No
K:SPC-34633.000 No
K:SPC-29047.105 No
K:SPC-29047.090 No
K:SPC-29047.098 No
K:SPC-34756.000 No
K:SPC-29047.091 No
K:SPC-16730.000 No
K:SPC-34972.000 No
K:SPC-34730.000 No
Bass [s.n.] K000464707 Type Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5077] Nepal K001104670 Unknown Type Material Yes
[PF 3967] K:SPC-33990.000 No
Petersburg [s.n.] K000464672 Unknown Type Material Yes
Bass [s.n.] K000464705 Type Yes
K:SPC-34637.000 No
Blinkworth, R. [Cat. no. 5077] India K001104671 Unknown Type Material Yes
Fischer [s.n.] K000464669 Type Yes
K:SPC-34760.000 No
K:SPC-34750.000 No
K:SPC-29047.088 No
Fischer [s.n.] K000464673 Type Yes
Forrest, G. [6224] China K000464696 Type Yes
Stern, F.C. [316] K000464714 Type Yes
s.coll. [23] China K000464653 Type Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K000464708 Type Yes
Wilson, E.H. [1447] China K000464657 Type Yes
K:SPC-34734.000 No
K:SPC-34640.000 No
K:SPC-34742.000 No
Henry, A. [2047] China K000464656 Type Yes
K:SPC-15186.000 No
K:SPC-34754.000 No
Besser, W. [s.n.] K000464671 Unknown Type Material Yes
Bass [s.n.] K000464703 Type Yes
K:SPC-33943.000 No
s.coll. [s.n.] Japan K000464666 Type Yes
Nomocharis K:SPC-34386.000 No
Nomocharis K:SPC-33925.000 No
Ward, F.K. [8399] India Nomocharis K000900820 Type Yes
Nomocharis K:SPC-34383.000 No
Nomocharis K:SPC-33774.000 No
Nomocharis K:SPC-34419.000 No
Nomocharis K:SPC-45567.000 No
Farrer, R.J. [988] Burma Nomocharis K000900823 Type Yes


  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at and
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants.
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at and
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants.