Aspidistra chongzuoensis


Aspidistra chongzuoensis C.R.Lin & Y.S.Huang – Phytotaxa 208(3): 231. (2015).



CHINA. Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Chongzuo city, Jiangzhou district, Taiping town, Nonglou, limestone areas, 22°29’28’’N, 107°18’41’’E, alt. 240 m, 13 January 2014, Yu-Song Huang & Wei-Bin Xu CZ0274 (holotype IBK).


China: Guangxi.


Flowers in October–December, fruits in January in nature.












Herbs perennial, evergreen. Rhizome creeping, epigeous, subterete, 5–6 mm thick, densely covered with nodes, roots numerous. Sheathing leaves 4–5, pale green, 1–6 cm long, enveloping base of petiole, fibrous when withered. Leaves solitary, 0.5–1 cm long spaced; petiole rigid, adaxially sulcate, 4.5–12 cm long, 2–3 mm in diam.; leaf blade elliptic to oblong, 14–22 cm long, 5–8 cm wide, dark green with pale green spots, apex acuminate, base widely cuneate, margin entire. Peduncle short, 5–10 mm long, bracts 4–5, two of them adnate to flower base, broadly ovate, 6–8 mm long, 8–10 mm wide, pale green, apex obtuse. Flower solitary; perigone campanulate, ca. 15 mm long, abaxially white and with purple mottled at the upper parts, adaxially purplish black except white at the bottom of perigone tube; lobes 8 (occasionally 7), explanate, ovate-triangular, apex rounded, distinctly 2-whorled, lobes of outer whorl 5–7 mm long, 5–8 mm wide at base, those of the inner whorl smaller, adaxially with 4–6 keels at base; tube 10–12 mm long, 13–15 mm in diam. Stamens 8, opposite to lobes, inserted in base of perigone tube, filaments ca. 1 mm long, anthers oblong, white or pale yellow, ca. 2 mm long and 1.5 mm wide. Pistil mushroom shaped, 7–8 mm long, ovary inconspicuous, style white, cylindrical, 4–5 mm long, ca. 2 mm in diam., stigma enlarged and thickened, ca. 3 mm thick, upper surface flat and glabrous, white, ca. 10 mm in diam., with 4 inconspicuous radial, bifurcate lines in center, irregularly undulate 16-lobed at margin, lower surface purplish black. Fruit subglobose, ca. 10 mm in diam., apex beaked.


C.R.Lin & Y.S.Huang – Phytotaxa 208(3): 231. (2015); Zou et al. (2017) – Phytotaxa 306 (2): 164–168.