Accepted name Aspidistra petiolata Tillich. Feddes Repert. 116(5-6): 321 (-322, 335, 338; fig. 3b, e). (2005). Synonyms Distribution Vietnam (Thua Thien) Description Rhizome: creeping, epigeous, diameter 10 - 12 mm.
Leaves: tufted [?] to ca. 85 cm; cataphylls lanceolate, 20 - 30 long x 5 - 8 cm wide, mid-vein at lower surface somewhat prominent, at both sides of midrib 3 - 4 secondary veins, between them only 3 - 5 very fine nerves; petiole up to 60 cm long; lamina lanceolate 25 cm long x 5 - 8 cm wide.
Peduncle: often tufted in groups of 2 - 3, subsessile; flowers solitary.
Perianth [Perigone]: widely funnel-shaped; tube diameter ca. 25 mm, purple; lobes 6, ovoid, tips rounded, 7 mm long, 9 mm wide, with four low, rounded keels.
Stamens: 6, positioned at lower third of tube, filaments 1 mm, anthers lineate, 2 mm long.
Pistil: obconical; style short, continuously widened to stigma level, stigma white, surface flat, three-armed, each arm with distal incisions; ovary inconspicuous.
Phenology: flowers November and/or March.
2n = ?
based on Tillich 2005
References Comments Similar to A. omeiensis according to Tillich so leaves tufted?
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