Aspidistra coccigera Aver. & Tillich – Gard. Bull. Singapore 64(1): 202. (2012).
Vietnam, Quang Binh Province, Minh Hoa District, Dan Hoa Municipality, Chuong Lon Mountain, Vietnam-Laotian border, about 6 km N of Cha Lo border station, around point 17°44’04” N, 105°46’53” E; L.V.Averyanov, P.K.Loc, N.T. Vinh & N.S.Khang HAL 11693, 19 April 2008 (holo HN; iso LE, M).
Vietnam: Quang Binh province.
Flowers in April in nature.
Rhizome with very short internodes, leaves crowded, cataphylls up to 5 cm long. Petiole 17–25 cm long, stiff, blade ovate-acuminate, base rounded, 15–18 × 6.0–7.5 cm, light green, kept obliquely upright. Peduncle 2.5–6 cm long, erect or ascendant, purple, with 5 purple scales, 2 subtending the flower and 3 along the scape. Perigone widely cupuliform. Tube diameter 15–17 mm, white externally, internally blackish purple in upper third, white below. Lobes 6, (blackish-) purple, reflexed, smooth. Stamens inserted at mid-tube, filaments 1.5 mm long, protruding horizontally, anthers ovoid, 1.5 mm long. Pistil mushroom-like, c. 13 mm long, slightly exceeding the perigone, ovary depressed-conical, basal diameter c. 4 mm, style delicate, cylindrical, white, stigma circular, prominently convex, smooth, bright pink. Fruit depressed-globose, diameter c. 1.5 cm, deep purple, softly echinate.
Averyanov & Tillich (2012) – Gard. Bull. Singapore 64(1): 202.