Hemerocallis Species
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H. altissima (Stout, 1943)

[Stout, A.B., Herbertia, vol.9, 1943, p.103]
Synonyms:  

H. altissima (nearly from the front)
Photo: Juerg Plodeck (Basel, July 2003), © Copyright Juerg Plodeck 2003
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Inflorescence: Time: late afternoon until next morning (nocturnal), mid-July until September
Flower: 7.5cm in diameter, bright yellow, trumpet shape
Fragrance: fragrant
Sepals:  
Petals:  
Tube: 5cm long
Pedicel:  
Fruit: 2cm long, 2cm wide, reverse egg-shaped
Seeds:  
Scape: up to 200cm long, branched in the upper quarter
Bracts: 7-10cm long
Leaves:   60-120cm long, 2-2.5cm wide, dormant in winter
Roots:   coarse-fibred with spindle-shaped swellings, swollen at their ends with erect pseudobulbs
Remarks: Spreading:  
Growth:  
Sterility:  
Habitat: South-West China (Purple Mountains near Nanking)
Common Names: Engl.: tall daylily
German: hohe Taglilie
Japan.:  
Chin.: Tsu-kin-shan
others: plant over-winters as a mere heap of foliage

H. altissima (from the front)
Photo: Juerg Plodeck (Basel, July 2003), © Copyright Juerg Plodeck 2003
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H. altissima (from the side)
Photo: Juerg Plodeck (Basel, July 2003), © Copyright Juerg Plodeck 2003
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