Accepted name Aspidistra longipedunculata D. Fang. Guihaia, 2(2): 78, fig. 2. (1982). Synonyms Distribution China (SW Guangxi) Description Rhizome: creeping, subterete, diameter 4 - 10 mm, densely covered with scales.
Leaves: solitary to ca. 95 cm; cataphylls undescribed; petiole 4 - 45 cm; lamina narrowly elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, 17 - 50 cm long x 3.5 - 13.5 cm wide, base cuneate, apex acuminate.
Peduncle: erect, purple-brown, 10.5 - 22.5 cm long with 6 - 9 widely spaced bracts; flowers solitary, nodding, slightly fragrant.
Perianth [Perigone]: campanulate, uniformly bright yellow; tube ca. 7 mm long x 10 mm diameter; lobes (6 -) 8 (- 10), petaloid, reflexed, suboblong, 0.8 - 1.5 cm long x 7 (- 9) mm wide, slightly fleshy, smooth adaxially.
Stamens: 6 - 10, inserted at or slightly below middle of perianth tube, subsessile; anthers subreniform, ca. 5 mm.
Pistil: columnar; 7 - 8 mm long, style slender slightly enlarged at the top into a 3 - 4-lobed stigma ca. 1 mm diameter, exceeding anthers; ovary conspicuously swollen.
Phenology: flowers April - May.
2n = 36
based on FoC and drawing and photographs in Li Guangzhao 2004
References Comments It is not clear to me whether this sp. is normally 3-merous or 4-merous.
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