Accepted name Aspidistra lobata Tillich. Feddes Repert. 117(1-2): 141 (-142; fig. 2). (2006). Synonyms Distribution China (Sichuan) Description Rhizome: long creeping, slender, diameter 5 mm.
Leaves: solitary, to ca. 35 cm; cataphyll undescribed; petiole 12 - 15 cm; lamina lanceolate, 17 - 20 cm long x 5.5 - 6 cm wide, green with small pale spots, with 20 - 25 secondary veins on either side of mid-vein, one side somewhat wider than the other.
Peduncle: up to 5 mm long or flowers nearly sessile; flowers solitary.
Perianth [Perigone]: cup-shaped, deep purple, upright; tube 12 mm long x 12 mm diameter, ca. 20 longitudinal, somewhat protruding ribs externally; lobes 6, deflexed, narrow triangular, 7 mm long x 2 - 3 mm wide, with two adaxial keels.
Stamens: small [?], basally positioned.
Pistil: table-shaped, 2 - 3 mm long; stigma 11 mm diameter, patelliform, flat, margin shallowly 6-lobed; ovary inconspicuous.
Phenology: flowering March - April.
2n = ?
Based on Tillich 2006
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