Lycoris traubii

Lycoris traubii

  • Lycoris traubii
  • Lycoris traubii
  • Flower name
    Lycoris traubii
  • Scientific name
    Lycoris traubii
  • AliasLycoris, 鍾馗水仙, Golden spider lily
  • Place of originJapan - Taiwan - China
  • Place of floweringFields and footpaths, Park
  • Flowering seasonSeptember, October

What is Lycoris traubii

Lycoris traubii, golden spider lily or yellow spider lily(scientific name: Lycoris traubii) is a perennial herb native to Japan, Taiwan, and China in the family Lycoraceae.
It produces flowers that look like a yellowish version of the hibiscus (scientific name: Lycoris radiata). In autumn, it produces a 50-cm-long flower stalk from a scaly stem, and a diffuse inflorescence extends from the tip, producing several bright yellow flowers that bloom horizontally. The flowers are funnel-shaped, six-petaled, with yellow stamens and pistils protruding from the center of the petals, which are 6 to 7 cm in diameter. The edges of the petals are heavily wavy. The anthers are yellowish-orange. Leaves are produced after the flowers are finished. The bulbs are poisonous, but are used medicinally. The genus name "Lycoris" is derived from the sea goddess "Lycoris" because of its beautiful flowers.

Difference between Lycoris japonica and Lycoris japonica

Both L. traubii (Lycoris traubii) and L. radiata (Lycoris radiata) are members of the Lycoris family, with the major difference being the color.

L. traubii has yellow flowers, blooms from September to October (about one month later than L. radiata), and has large flowers (6 to 7 cm in diameter).

The daphne has vermilion-red flowers, blooming from August to September, with a diameter of 4 cm.

Natural hybrid of L. shoki daffodil and L. higanbana

A natural hybrid of the Shoki daffodil (L. traubii) and higanbana (L. radiata) is the white-flowered white-flowered higanbana (Lycoris × albiflora, scientific name). It grows wild in the fields of Shikoku to Okinawa.

Common name: Lycoris traubii, scientific name: Golden spider lily, Yellow spider lily, Origin: Japan - Taiwan - China , Habitat: Shikoku - Okinawa, Environment: Field, Height: 30-60 cm, Leaf type: leaf rooting leaf, Leaf texture: glossy, Leaf color: green, Leaf blade length: 20-60 cm, Leaf width: 1.5-3 cm, Leaf shape: linear, Flower stem length: 50 cm, Flowering season: September - October, Flower stem shape: cylindrical, Inflorescence shape: paniculate, Flower diameter Flowering direction: sideways; corolla shape: funnel-shaped, 6-petaled; petal shape: inverted and recurved; flower color: bright yellow to orange-yellow; petal shape: wavy at the margin; fruit shape: capsule; fruit diameter: 1 cm; seed color: black; seed diameter: 0.7 cm; seed shape: globular; uses: potted plants, parks, flower beds; scale stems used in folk medicine.

  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species
    L. traubii
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Scattered inflorescence/ umbrella shape
  • Petal shape
    6-petaled flower
  • Leaf type
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life type perennial herb
  • Flower colorsYellow
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit color
  • Height30.0 ~ 60.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower7.0 ~ 8.0 cm

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