Aspidistra campanulata

Accepted name Aspidistra campanulata H.-J. Tillich. Blumea 52 (2): 337 (2007).
Description Rhizome: creeping epigeous, 3 - 4 mm diameter.

Leaves: solitary, spaced apart 5 - 10 mm on rhizome, to ca. 20 cm; cataphylls undescribed; petiole ca. 7 cm, gracile; lamina ovate-narrowly ovate, distally tapering into a long tip, 13 - 15 cm long x 3.5 - 5 cm wide.

Peduncle: stiff upright, very thin, 4 - 6.5 cm long, with two basal bracts and one adjacent to the flower, flower position horizontally or obliquely upright; flowers solitary, with very pleasant fragrance.

Perianth [Perigone]: campanulate, white, tube thin walled, 10 mm long x 10 mm diameter; lobes 6, narrow triangular with rounded tips, 10 mm long x 2.5 - 3 mm wide at base, thin, without keels, but with three nerves running down to the tube base and additionally, on either side a short submarginal vein basally fusing with that of the adjacent lobe.

Stamens: 6, at the very base of the tube, closely surrounding the style, filaments 1 - 1.5 mm long, anthers lineate, 2.5 mm long x 0.5 mm wide.

Pistil: very slender, style ca. 8 mm long, stigma somewhat widened, 1 - 1.2 mm diameter; ovary inconspicuous.

Fruit: undescribed.


2n = ?

based on Tillich 2007


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