Aspidistra cryptantha Tillich – Blumea 52(2): 338. (2007).
Averyanov et al. VH 2460 (holo HN, photo M), Vietnam, Prov. Cao Bang, Distr. Tra Linh, Subdistr. Quoc Toan, near Thang Heng lake, in environs of Thang Hen and Lung Tao villages, alt. 600–700 m, 04.01.1996
Vietnam: Cao Bang province.
Perennial herb. Rhizome creeping, 5 mm diam.; cataphylls short lived, leaving fibrous remnants at base of youngest leaves. Leaves delicate, 1–1.5 cm apart, petiole 18–25 cm, lamina ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, 17–20 by 5–6 cm, basally rounded or broadly cuneate, with numerous small white spots, nerves in dried specimen at lower surface distinctly yellowish, prominent, 4–6 stronger veins at each side, between each of them 7 smaller veins. Peduncle 1–2 cm, ascending, one scale adjacent to flower base, one somewhat below. Perigone tube subgloboid, greatest 6–7 mm diam., distal opening 2–3 mm, lobes 6, reflexed, ovate-lanceolate, 1.5–2 by 1 mm, with 2 keels. Anthers 6, subsessile, at middle height of tube, ovoid, c. 1 mm long. Pistil table-shaped, ovary indistinct, style cylindrical, 2–3 mm long, stigma flat, 2–3 mm diam., 3-lobed, each lobe with distal lobulum inflexum.
Tillich et al. (2007). Blumea 52(2): 335–344.