Accepted name Aspidistra hainanensis W. Y. Chun & F. C. How. Fl. Hainan., 4: 533 (1977). Synonyms Distribution China (S Guangdong, EC Guangxi, S Hainan) Description Rhizome: creeping, ca. 8 mm in diameter, stout.
Leaves: 2 - 4-tufted to ca. 80 cm; cataphylls undescribed; petiole 3 - 10 cm; leaf blade lorate, 50 - 70 cm long x 1 - 1.5 cm wide.
Peduncle: 5 - 18 mm long with ca. 4 bracts; flowers solitary.
Perianth [Perigone]: campanulate, purple or tinged with yellow; tube 1 - 1.2 cm long x 1.3 - 1.5 cm diameter; lobes 6 (- 8), recurved, oblong-ovate, 8 - 10 mm long x ca. 2 mm wide, 4-keeled adaxially, keels fleshy, smooth, central two extending from base of tube to apex of lobes, other two short or sometimes inconspicuous.
Stamens: 6(- 8), inserted proximally in perianth tube, subsessile, anthers transversely elliptic, ca. 1.5 x 2 mm.
Pistil: nail-headed, ca. 8 mm long; style basally obconical but apically expanded into a peltate, 3-lobed orbicular stigma 1 - 1.3 cm in diameter and more or less filling the perianth tube; ovary undescribed.
Phenology: Flowers March - April.
2n = 38
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