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Aspidistra lurida images

This is Aspidistra lurida Ker Gawl.

The first image is from Ker Gawler, JB (1822). Aspidistra lurida The dingy Aspidistra. Bot. Reg. 8. t. 628 and is the type.
Note the little drawing of the flower (bottom left) which shows the stigma to be domed and smooth.
The image can be viewed in more detail at http://www.botanicus.org/page/131551 

This image is from Sims, J (1824) Aspidistra lurida. Dingy-flowered Aspidistra. Bot. Mag. t. 2499 and is taken from the Botanicus website.
Note the little drawing of the flower (bottom left) which shows the stigma to be domed and smooth.
The image can be viewed in more detail at
http://www.botanicus.org/page/488245 

This image is from Step, E (1896-7) Favourite flowers of garden and greenhouse. F. Warne & Co. London.
This is Aspidistra lurida hort. which is really Aspidistra elatior Blume
It's a common mistake. 

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