Aspidistra guizhouensis


Aspidistra guizhouensis S.Z.He & W.F.Xu – Phytotaxa 202(2): 150. (2015).


China: Guizhou Province, Guiyang City, cultivated, 27 November 2005, S.Z. He & W.F. Xu 051127 (holotype, GZTM; isotype, MO).


China: Guizhou.


Flowers in October-November in cultivation.










Herbs perennial, rhizome creeping, subterete, 7–9 mm thick, covered with scales. Leaf sheath 2–3, 4–15 cm, enclosing the base of leaves, fibrous when withered. Leaves solitary, 1.5–2.5 cm apart, leaf blade narrowly oblanceolate, 25–45 × 4–5 cm, apex acuminate, base gradually narrowed, distal margin denticulate, leaf blade slightly spotted with yellowwhite; petiole rigid, 15–25 cm, adaxially grooved. Peduncle 1.5–5.5 cm, bracts 2–3, broadly ovate, purple-red, 5–6 × 5–6 mm. Flower solitary, erect; Perigone urceolate, fleshly, upper half purple-red, lower half milk-white, 1.2–1.4 × 0.9–1.1 cm, 6-lobed, lobes purple-red, 2.5 mm in length, base ca. 2.5 mm wide, adaxially with 4 longitudinal keels, papillose on the inner base; tube 0.95–1.15 cm in length, 0.9–1.1 cm in diam., upper part of tube inside with papillose keels; Stamens 6, inserted at middle of perigone tube, anthers oblong, ca. 1.8 × 1 mm, subsessile; Pistil ca. 4.5 mm in length, style slender, cylindrical; stigma slightly peltate, conical in lateral view, ca. 2–2.5 mm in diam, upper surface slightly prominence at the centre and with 3 radial, bifurcate ribs, 3-lobed at margin, lobes emarginate at apex. Pollen grains oval, pollen size is 25.13–30 × 19.73–25.63 μm, the surface weakly verruculose, with wartlets of irregular sizes and shapes.


Liu et al. (2015) – Phytotaxa 202 (2): 149–154.