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Aspidistra ebianensis

Accepted name Aspidistra ebianensis K. Y. Lang & Z. Y. Zhu. Acta Phytotax. Sin., 37(5): 492, fig. 13. (1999).
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Distribution China (Sichuan)
Description Rhizome: creeping, subterete, [covered with scales?].

Leaves: solitary, ca. 65 cm; cataphylls undescribed; petiole absent; lamina often spotted with yellowish white, oblanceolate-oblong, 35 - 65 cm long x 3 - 5 cm wide, tapering to base.

Peduncle: 3 - 5 cm long; flowers solitary.

Perianth [Perigone]: campanulate, purple or purplish red; tube 1 - 1.2 cm long x  1 - 1.2 cm diameter; lobes 8, purple or purplish red, narrowly lanceolate, rarely deltoid-lanceolate, 8 - 11 mm long x 2 - 3 mm wide, 2- 4-keeled to middle of tube, slightly recurved.

Stamens: 8, inserted at base of perianth tube, anthers yellow, oblong, ca. 2 x 1.5 mm.

Pistil: table-shaped; style basally columnar, articulate at midpoint, 3 - 5 mm long, developed at the top into a flat, 4-lobed, peltate stigma, 1 - 1.2 cm diameter, the lobes with raised margins and emarginate resulting in 8 marginal lobes, adaxial surface (stigmatic surface) purple, convex, the raised margins of the lobes more or less meeting at the centre; ovary undescribed.

Fruit: berry obovoid, 2 - 6 cm long x ca. 2 cm wide, scabrous.

Phenology: flowers May.

2n=?

Based on FoC and Li Guangzhao 2004

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