Aspidistra jingxiensis


Aspidistra jingxiensis Yan Liu & C.R.Lin – Ann. Bot. Fenn. 49(3): 193. (2012).



China: Guangxi Zhuangzu Autonomous Region, Jingxi County, alt. 635 m, limestone mountains, 7 June 2011, Chun-Rui Lin & Yan Liu 1102 (holotype IBK; isotype IBK).



China: Guangxi Zhuangzu Autonomous Region, Guilin City, Yanshan Township, introduced by Yan Liu from the type locality, cultivated, 12 June 2010, Chun-Rui Lin 039 (IBK).Введите текст


China: Guangxi.


Flowers in May–June in nature.












Herbs perennial, evergreen, rhizomatous. Rhizome creeping, subterete, 8-10 mm thick, covered with scales, nodes dense. Vaginal leaves 3-4, purple-red, 2-12 cm long, enveloping base of petiole, becoming black-brown when dry. Leaves solitary, ca. 5 mm apart; petiole stiff upright, 6-24 cm long, 3-4 mm thick, adaxi- ally sulcate; leaf blade usually narrow elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, 28-35 cm long, 6-8 cm wide, dark green with small yellow-white spots on both surfaces, base cuneate to broadly cuneate, inequilateral, apex acuminate, margin entire. Peduncle decumbent or declining, 3-5 cm long, with 4-5 bracts, bracts gradually wider from base to top of peduncle, two most distal bracts adjacent to perianth broadly ovate-cucullate, purplish red, 6-8 mm long, 5-6 mm wide, apex subobtuse. Flowers solitary; perianth broadly campanulate, 10-12 mm long, fleshy, pale green-yellow with purple spots outside; lobes 8 (occa-sionally 10), usually suberect, ovate-triangular, 5-6 mm long, 3-4 mm wide at base, adaxially pale green-yellow with purple spots, and with 2-3 keels at base; tube 5-7 mm long, 8-10 mm in diameter, blackish purple inside. Stamens 8(10), opposite to lobes, inserted in middle of perianth tube, positioned lower than stigma, filaments horizontal, ca. 0.6 mm long, anthers oblong, pale yellow, 2-3 mm long and 1-1.5 mm wide. Pistil mushroom-shaped, white, ca. 6 mm long, ovary inconspicuous, style cylindrical, ca 4 mm long and 2 mm in diameter, stigma peltate, glabrous, 5-6 mm in diameter, upper surface nearly flat and with 4 radial, bifurcate deep grooves, 4-lobed at margin, lobes emarginate at apex.


Lin et al. (2012) – Ann. Bot. Fennici 49: 193-196.