Aspidistra lateralis Tillich – Feddes Repert. 116(5-6): 320 . (2005).
From a plant in cultivation at the Botanical Garden Munich (accession-nr. 97/2382a), collected by J. Bogner, March 1997 (Bogner 2492a) in Vietnam, Prov. Thua Thien, Bach Ma. Tillich 4361 (M), including flowers in the liquid collection at (M).
Vietnam: Thua Thien province.
Flowers in cultivation in May–June.
Rhizome epigeous, very short to nearly upright, ∅ ca. 5 mm, raised by dense, stiff stilt roots ca. 20 cm above ground level, cataphylls pale brown, up to 6 cm long; Petiole 10– 20 cm; Lamina lanceolate, stiff upright, 20–25 × 6–7 cm, green, some leaves with pale spots, base cuneate, often distinctly asymmetrical, midrib notched adaxially, protruding abaxially, secondary veins indistinct; Flowers solitary, horizontally, peduncle 0,5–1.5 cm, perigone widely infundibuliform, ∅ 30 mm, 15 mm high, tube green outsides, pale yellow insides, lobes 6 or 8, widely ovoid, divaricate, distinctly in two circles, purple, smooth; Stamens 6 or 8, at upper end of tube, their tips visible from above between tube wall and margin of stigma, anthers sessile, 4 mm long; Pistil mushroomshaped, 10 mm long, ovar slightly conoid, style 4–5 mm long, stigma ∅ 12 mm, cream-white, flat.
Tillich H.J. (2005) – Feddes Repertorium 116: 313–338.