Derivation of specific name
Regularity: Regularly occurring
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Lilium formosanum
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Lilium formosanum
Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: NNA - Not Applicable
|This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the Chinese Wikipedia. (October 2013)|
Lilium formosanum, also known as the Taiwanese lily (simplified Chinese: 台湾百合; traditional Chinese: 台灣百合; pinyin: Táiwān bǎihé), is a trumpet-flowered lily endemic to Taiwan which is closely related to the Easter lily found in the Ryukyu Islands of Japan, eastern and northern Taiwan.
The common names of Taiwanese lily in speaking Taiwanese are various, which include wild lily (野百合or高砂百合), trumpet flower (喇叭花), mountain garlic (山蒜頭or山蒜頭or山石蒜or山蒜瓣), master's flask (師公鈃or師公鈃仔花), and so on. It is said the flower has another name of flower of broken bowl (打碗花) form the elderly of Hakka race. They believe Taiwanese lily is lived by clean water spot, if anyone take the lily away may damage the environment, just like breaking the bowls you rely on. Another origin is that parents intimidates children not taking the lily by this term for the kids may break their bowl when they dining if they took the flower.
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