Accepted name Aspidistra foliosa Tillich. Feddes Repert. 116(5-6): 319 (335-336; fig. 1h). (2005). Synonyms Distribution Vietnam (Thua Thien) Description Rhizome: creeping, epigeous, short, diameter 5 - 7 mm.
Leaves: [solitary ?] to ca. 50 cm; cataphylls pale red-brown, distally greenish, up to 13 cm long, soon drying; petiole 8 - 10 cm; lamina narrow lanceolate 30 - 40 cm long x 2 - 2.5 cm wide, decurrent, stiffly upright, uniformly bright green, midrib protruding abaxially.
Peduncle: 0.5 - 1 cm long, with a few small, pale cataphylls; flowers solitary but borne in some profusion.
Perianth [Perigone]: infundibuliform, 7 - 8 mm long x 10 (- 12) mm diameter, pale outside, purple inside; lobes 6, purple adaxially, ovoid, 4 mm long x 4 mm wide, smooth, distinctly biseriate.
Stamens: 6, positioned at middle of tube, subsessile, anthers ovoid, 2 mm long.
Pistil: [mushroom-shaped ?]; style basally columnar (3 mm long) developed at the top into a 2 mm thick x 7 mm diameter peltate stigma, adaxial surface white; ovary indistinct.
Phenology: flowers November - December.
2n = ?
based on Tillich 2005.
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