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Aspidistra acetabuliformis

Accepted name Aspidistra acetabuliformis Y. Wan & C. C. Huang. Acta Phytotax. Sin., 25(5): 396 (1987).
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Distribution China (Guangxi)
Description Rhizome: creeping, subterete, diameter 4 - 7 mm.

Leaves: solitary, well spaced on rhizome; cataphylls undescribed; petiole 9 - 11 cm; lamina spotted with yellowish white, oblong-lanceolate to narrowly oblong, ca. 25 cm long x 4 - 5 cm wide.

Peduncle: erect, 1 - 2.7 cm long with ca. 4 bracts; flowers solitary.

Perianth [Perigone]: campanulate; tube purple inside, white outside, 1.2 - 1.4 cm long x 9 - 10 mm diameter; lobes 8, recurved, purple, deltoid, ca. 5 mm long x 5 mm wide, adaxially with 2 or 3 fleshy, papillose keels.

Stamens: 8, inserted proximally in perianth tube just below the level of the stigmatic surface; filaments ca. 1.5 mm; anthers oblong, ca. 2.6 mm.

Pistil: bowl-shaped, ca. 4 mm; style very short or absent, stigma ca. 7 mm in diameter, with 3 or 4 fleshy, globose projections at centre adaxially, 8-lobed at margin; ovary indistinct.

Fruit: undescribed.

Phenology: flowers October.

2n = ?

Based on FoC and Li Guangzhao 2004.

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