Accepted name Aspidistra xilinensis Y. Wan & X. H. Lu. Acta Phytotax. Sin., 25(5): 397, fig. 1. (1987). Synonyms Distribution China (NW Guangxi) Description Rhizome: creeping, subterete, diameter 5 - 9 mm, covered with scales.
Leaves: solitary to ca. 80 cm; cataphylls undescribed; petiole 20 - 37 cm; lamina with yellowish white spots, oblanceolate to subelliptic, 25 - 45 cm long x 5 - 9 cm wide.
Scape: 0.5 - 5 cm with 4 - 5 bracts; flowers solitary.
Perianth [Perigone]: tubular-campanulate; tube pale yellow, 9 - 10 mm long x 10 mm diameter; lobes 6, slightly recurved, pale purple, subdeltoid, 6 - 8 mm long x 4 - 6 mm wide, adaxially 4-keeled, keels fleshy, papillose.
Stamens: 6, inserted proximally in perianth tube, subsessile; anthers broadly ovate, ca. 2 mm.
Pistil: ca. 8 mm long; style columnar developed at the top into a 3-lobed stigma peltate, ca. 7 mm in diameter, obviously exceeding anthers, adaxial surface convex, the lobes with marginal ridges extending upwards towards a raised papillose area centrally, the middle part of the lobes ± infolded; ovary much enlarged, broadly conoid.
Phenology: flowers September.
2n = ?
based on FoC and drawing in Li Guangzhao 2004
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