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Table 3 Component of bulb scales among five Lilium species

From: Re-emergence of Lilium callosum Sieb. et Zucc. in Taiwan after a fire allows propagation and renews the possibility of conservation

Species Scale content (%)
Water content Water extractable matter Alcohol soluble matter
Lilium formosana 77.9a 37.4 21.2
L. speciosum var. gloriosoides 79.6a 26.5 31.4
L. callosum 66.5 46.8 8.1
L. longiflorum 79.3 10.5 39.6
Edible lily scales 1 b 43.3 26.4
Edible lily scales 2 b 44.9 30.2
Medicinal lily scales b 17.1 9.2
  1. aAverage of data were collected from two bulbs
  2. bThe dried scales were purchased from stores