Aspidistra grandiflora


Aspidistra grandiflora Tillich – Blumea 52(2): 341. (2007).


D. Harder et al. DKH 8123 (holo LE; iso M), Vietnam, Prov. Hoa Binh, Distr. Mai Chau, municipality Van Mai, at Highway 7, alt. 300–350 m, 12.12.2002.


Vietnam: Hoa Binh province.


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Perennial herb. Rhizome creeping. Leaves solitary, petiole c. 30 cm, lamina narrowly obovate, c. 50 by 11 cm, basally narrowly cuneate, gradually tapering to petiole, widest in upper third. Peduncle c. 7 cm long, decumbent, with two scales along the axis 20 by 7 mm, two ovate-acuminate bracts at the base of the perigone, 25 and 35 mm long. Flowers solitary or in groups of 2 or 3, perigone tube depressed urceolate, twice as wideas high, c. 30 mm diam., lobes (11 or) 12, narrow lineate with wider base, 50–60 mm long, whitish and densely purplish mottled, each lobe with basal white appendage with verrucose dark purple margin, appendages protruding horizontally over tube opening similar to an iris diaphragm reducing the opening to 15–18 mm. Stamens (11 or) 12, anthers subsessile, at periphery of tube base, ovoid, c. 3 mm long. Ovary indistinct, style 3 by 5 mm, stigma disc-shaped, c. 8 mm thick, the central part white with 5 purple radial ribs, peripherical with 22–24 fine teeth.


Tillich H.J. et al. (2007) – Blumea 52(2): 335–344.