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Aspidistra triloba

Accepted name Aspidistra triloba F. T. Wang & K. Y. Lang. Acta Phytotax. Sin., 19(3): 380, fig. 1. (1981).
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Distribution China (SC Hunan, W Jiangxi)
Description Rhizome: creeping, subterete, diameter ca. 4 mm, densely covered with scales.

Leaves: solitary to ca. 30 cm; cataphylls undescribed; petiole 7 - 9 cm, rigid; lamina slightly spotted with yellow, oblong-lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, 11.5 - 23 cm long x 3 - 5 cm wide, base cuneate, tip acuminate.

Peduncle: 1.5 - 2.5 cm long with 2 - 4 bracts;  flowers solitary.

Perianth [Perigone]: tubular-campanulate, yellow; tube ca. 1.3 long x 1 cm diameter; lobes 6 [- 7] recurved, narrowly ovate-lanceolate, ca. 4.5 long x 3 mm wide, slightly fleshy.

Stamens: 6 or 7, inserted at middle of perianth tube, higher than stigma; filaments 1 - 1.5 mm; anthers broadly elliptic, ca. 1 mm.

Pistil: terete to ca. 3 mm, lower than stamens; style articulate, cylindrical scarcely enlarged at the top into 3-lobed stigma ca. 1.7 mm in diameter; ovary conoid.

Fruit: undescribed.

Phenology: flowers April.

2n = 36

based on FoC, Li Guangzhao 2004 & Tillich 2005.

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