Accepted name Aspidistra nikolai Averyanov, L. V. & Tillich, H.-J., Feddes Repertorium 119 (1 - 2): 40 (2008). Synonyms Distribution Vietnam (Annamite Mts.) Description Rhizome:
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References Tillich & Averyanov 2008 Comments This plant (initially spelled Aspidistra nicolai) received widespread coverage following its discovery in Vietnam's "green corridor" in 2005 or 2006 (type "Aspidistra nicolai" into Google for examples). Aspidistra nikolai was named in honour of Nicolai Arnautov of St. Petersburg Botanical Gardens for whom Aspidistra arnautovii was also named.
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