Accepted name Aspidistra cavicola D. Fang & K. C. Yen. Acta Phytotax. Sin., 31(2): 180, fig. 1. (1993). Synonyms Distribution China (NW Guangxi) Description Rhizome: creeping, subterete, diameter ca. 3 mm, densely covered with scales.
Leaves: solitary, ca. 40 cm; cataphylls initially red-purple, 5 - 6 cm long; petiole 7.5 - 25 cm; lamina elliptic to elliptic-ovate, 5 - 14 cm long x 2.2 - 4.4 cm wide, base rounded or broadly cuneate, distal margin denticulate, apex acuminate, mucronate.
Peduncle: erect, 0.7 - 1.5 cm long with ca. 4 bracts; flowers solitary.
Perianth [Perigone]: widely campanulate, white, sometimes red-purple spotted or suffused, ca. 1 cm. in diameter; tube ca. 5 mm long x 5 mm diameter; lobes (5 -) 6, reflexed, broadly ovate, ca. 3.5 mm long x 4 mm wide, 3-veined.
Stamens: (5 -) 6, inserted in proximal part of perianth tube, subsessile; anthers oblong, ca. 2.5 mm.
Pistil: columnar; style slender ca. 4.5 mm long x ca. 2 mm diameter scarcely or slightly enlarged at the top into a 3-lobed stigma, ca. 2.5 mm in diameter, slightly exceeding anthers; ovary indistinct.
Fruit: pale purple, subglobose or depressed globose, 7 - 10 mm in diameter, ca. 3-seeded.
Phenology: flowers and fruits June - July.
2n = 36.
Based on FoC and Li Guangzhao 2004.
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