Aspidistra papillata

Accepted name Aspidistra papillata G. Z. Li. Acta Phytotax. Sin. 41(4): 382, fig. 1. (2003).
Distribution China (Guangxi)
Description Rhizome: creeping

Leaves: solitary to ca. 25 cm; cataphylls ca. 9 cm; petiole to ca. 12 cm; lamina elliptic-lanceolate, tip apiculate, base attenuate, ca. 23 cm long x 9 cm wide.

Peduncle: 2 - 3 cm long with ca. 4 bracts; flowers solitary.

Perianth [Perigone]: campanulate; tube ca. 1 cm long x ca. 1.8 cm diameter, green speckled and striped with purple outside, purple inside; lobes 6, strongly recurved, biseriate, ovate-deltoid, ca. 10 mm long x ca. 13 mm wide (at widest).

Stamens: 6, inserted proximally in perianth tube.

Pistil: mushroom-shaped; style columnar to ca. 1 cm long, purplish, the top developed into a 3-lobed dome-like stigma ca. 1.5 cm diameter, the lobes roughly hexagonal, adaxial surface pure white, [abaxial surface purplish?]; ovary slightly enlarged, ribbed.

Fruit: undescribed.

Phenology: undescribed.

2n = ?

based on Li Guangzhao 2004


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