Aspidistra fimbriata F.T.Wang & K.Y.Lang – Acta Phytotax. Sin. 16(1): 76. (1978).
Fujian. Ningyang Dayianweikeng Mountain along the valley forest, 450 meters above sea level, I932, February 1, Lin Ming 4683 (Typus).
China: Fujian, Guangdong, Hainan.
Rhizome creeping, 4–6 mm in diameter. Leaves solitary to ca. 80 cm; cataphylls undescribed; petiole 25–35 cm, stiff; lamina oblong-lanceolate, 30–45 cm long, 3.5–6 cm wide. Scape: 3–10 mm long with 4 or 5 bracts; flowers solitary. Perigone campanulate; tube 7–9 mm long 1–1.5 cm diameter; lobes 8–10, slightly recurved, purple speckled abaxially, ovate-deltoid, 6–8 mm long 3.5–5 mm wide, with 4 fleshy, lobes fimbriate adaxially. Stamens: 8–10, inserted proximally in perianth tube, subsessile; anthers broadly ovate, ca. 1.8 mm. Pistil: nail-headed; style basally columnar (ca. 4 mm long) gradually widening to a 4-lobed peltate stigma, ca. 7 mm in diameter and ca. 5 mm thick at the centre, the adaxial surface (stigmatic surface) purple, and the lobes emarginate resulting in 8 marginal lobes; ovary undescribed. Fruit undescribed.
K.Y.Lang (1978) – Acta Phytotax. Sin. 16(1): 76; Liang & Tamura (2000) – Flora of China.