Aspidistra urceolata

Accepted name Aspidistra urceolata F. T. Wang & K. Y. Lang. Acta Phytotax. Sin., 19(3): 381, fig. 1. (1981).
Distribution China (Guizhou)
Description This species seems poorly known.

Rhizome: subterete, diameter ca. 6 mm.

Leaves: 2- or 3-tufted to ca. 40 cm; cataphylls undescribed; petiole 8 - 16 cm, rigid; lamina oblong to oblong-lanceolate, 20 - 25 cm long x 3 - 4 cm wide.

Peduncle: ca. 3 cm long, slender with ca. 3 bracts; flowers solitary.

Perianth [Perigone]: urceolate, with many purple speckles; tube ca. 5 mm long x 5 mm diameter; lobes 6, slightly incurved, deltoid, ca. 1 mm long x 1 mm wide.

Stamens: 6, inserted at base of perianth tube, subsessile; anthers narrowly elliptic, ca. 1 mm.

Pistil: ca. 2 mm; stigma ca. 1.5 mm in diameter, highly convex [conical] at centre, 3-lobed at margin, lobes emarginate at apex; ovary basally enlarged.

Fruit: undescribed.

Phenology: undescribed.

2n =?

based on FoC and drawings in K-Y Lang.


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