Accepted name Aspidistra cryptantha H.-J. Tillich. Blumea 52 (2): 338 (2007). Synonyms Distribution Description Rhizome: creeping, 5 mm diameter.
Leaves: solitary, spaced apart 1 - 1.5 cm on rhizome, delicate, to ca. 45 cm; cataphylls short lived, leaving fibrous remnants at base of youngest leaves; petiole 18 - 25 cm; lamina ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, 17 - 20 cm long x 5 - 6 cm wide, basally rounded or broadly cuneate, with numerous small white spots, nerves in dried specimen at lower surface distinctly yellowish, prominent, 4 - 6 stronger veins on either side, between each of them 7 smaller veins.
Peduncle: 1 - 2 cm, ascending, one scale adjacent to flower base, one somewhat below; flowers solitary.
Perianth [Perigone]: subgloboid; tube subgloboid, greatest diameter 6 - 7 mm, distal opening 2 - 3 mm; lobes 6, reflexed, ovate-lanceolate, 1.5 - 2 mm long x 1 mm wide, with 2 keels.
Stamens: 6, subsessile, at middle height of tube, ovoid, ca. 1 mm long.
Pistil: table-shaped; style cylindrical, 2 - 3 mm long, stigma flat, 2 - 3 mm diameter, 3-lobed, each lobe with distal lobulum inflexum; ovary indistinct.
2n = ?
based on Tillich 2007
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