Aspidistra pileata

Accepted name Aspidistra pileata D. Fang & L. Y. Yu. Acta Phytotax. Sin. 40(2): 159, fig. 1. (2002).
Distribution China (Guangxi)
Description Rhizome: creeping

Leaves: solitary to ca. 70 cm; cataphylls undescribed; petiole up to 40 cm, not or only a little exceeding the lamina; lamina elliptic to lanceolate, not exceeding 30 cm in length.

Scape: size [?], erect, with ca. 3 bracts; flowers solitary.

Perianth [Perigone]: campanulate, outside deep purple, diameter 20 - 25 mm, lobes 6 with 5 - 7 veins, but without keels, 7 - 10 mm long x 4 - 4.5 mm wide, recurved.

Stamens: 6, positioned at base of tube, anthers undescribed.

Pistil: mushroom-shaped; 7 mm long, style a slender column developed at the top into a 3-lobed conical stigma ca. 7mm in diameter; ovary slightly swollen.

Fruit: undescribed.

Phenology: undescribed.

2n = ?

based on FoC, drawing in Li Guangzhao 2004 and Tillich 2005


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