Aspidistra nanchuanensis Tillich – Feddes Repert. 117(1-2): 139. (2006).
China: Prov. Sichuan, Nanchuan County, 29.1° N, 107.0° E, 1200 m. March 23/1996, Liu Zheng-Yu 15426 (MO 5309036).
Isotype: Beijing (Peking), Academia Sinica, Institute of Botany, Herbarium (PE).
Flowers in March–April in nature.
Rhizome creeping, epigeous, ∅ ca. 5 mm; Leaves up to 120 cm long, petiole 40–50 cm, stiff; Lamina narrow lanceolate to nearly lineate, 60–70 × 2.0–2.8 cm, basally narrow cuneate, gradually and asymmetrically tapered to petiole, green, midvein a small groove on upper surface, sharply protruding on lower surface, ca. 20 fine secondary veins at each side of midvein; Peduncle ca. 1 cm, with few scales; Perigone widely funnel-shaped, 15 mm long, ∅ ca. 20 mm, lobes 6, ovate, 8 mm wide and long, with four keels, two central keels distally fused at middle of lobe and running separately down to middle of tube, two lateral keels short, deltoid; Stamina 6, at lower third of tube, filaments 0.5 mm long, anthers ovate, 2 mm long; Pistil ca. 6 mm long, ovar narrowconical, 3–4 mm long, stigma nearly sessile, disc-shaped, ∅ ca. 15 mm, margin with small incisions and bent downwards, leaving only very small openings for pollinators.
Tillich (2006) – Feddes Repert. 117(1-2): 139–145.