Aspidistra bogneri

Accepted name Aspidistra bogneri Tillich. Feddes Repert. 116(5-6): 317 (-318, 335-336; fig. 1e-f). (2005).
Distribution Vietnam (Ninh Binh)
Description Rhizome: creeping, epigeous, diameter 15 - 18 mm.

Leaves: [solitary ?] ca. 90 cm long; cataphylls red-brown, up to 25 cm long; petiole missing or inconspicuous; lamina narrow lanceolate, green, 80 - 90 cm long x 9 - 10 cm wide, widest in distal third, tapering continuously to base, mid-vein abaxially a prominent rounded keel, secondary veins inconspicuous, surface smooth.

Peduncle: subsessile or 0.5 - 1 cm long; flowers solitary but borne in some profusion. 

Perianth [Perigone]:  campanulate, red, 30 mm long x 25 mm diameter; lobes 8, rounded at tips, 7 - 8 mm long x 6 - 7 mm wide, upper surface glossy, smooth, except for the lower third which bears 4 weak keels.

Stamens: 8, filaments missing, anthers adnate to tube, narrow lineate, 4.5 mm long x 1.5 mm wide, positioned at upper end of lower half of tube below stigma surface.

Pistil: obconical; style 12 mm long, white, widening to a 4-lobed, flat stigma, 16 mm diameter, the stigmatic surface white with fine radial lines.

Fruit: undescribed.

Phenology: flowers Spring and Autumn.

2n = ?

Based on Tillich 2005


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