Aspidistra revoluta Hao Zhou, S.R.Yi & Q.Gao – Phytotaxa 257(3): 281. (2016).
China: Chongqing Municipality: Nanchuan District, Jinfoshan Mt., from the plant cultivated at the Institute of Medicine Plantation of Chongqing, 25 March 2015, Hao Zhou, Si-Rong Yi & Qi Gao QG784 (Holotype IMC).
Paratypes: China: Chongqing Municipality: Nanchuan District, Jinfoshan Mt., from the plant cultivated in the Institute of Medicine Plantation of Chongqing, 25 March 2015, Hao Zhou, Si-Rong Yi & Qi Gao QG785 (IMC).
Flowers in March–April in nature.
Perennial herb; rhizome creeping, subterete, 6–8 mm diam., rooting at nodes, covered with scales. Leaf sheaths 2 or 3, 3–11 cm, fibrous when withered; leaves solitary, 1.5–3 cm apart, petioles 26–28 cm, rigid and grooved, blades elliptic-lanceolate, 25–35 3 6–8 cm, green with yellowish white spots, apex acuminate, tapering to the petioles, with indistinctly small serratures at upper margin. Peduncles 1.2–3.5 cm; bracts 3 or 4, broadly ovate, 5–6 3 5–6 cm wide, purplish red; flowers solitary, erect. Perianth urceolate, 0.9–1 3 0.9–1 cm, milk-white, fleshy, tube 0.8–0.9 cm, 0.9–1.1 cm diam., with 5 or 6 prominent and blunt keels externally visible in the lower half, 5 or 6 purplered markings internally, from top to bottom, perianth lobes 5 or 6, ca. 1.531 mm, purple-red; stamens 5 or 6, inserted at top 1/3 of the perianth tube; filaments ca. 1.2 mm, anthers suboblong, ca. 1.631 mm; stigma ca. 4 mm diam., convex centrally, the stigma peltate, orbicular, enlarged, split into a triangular concavity, with 3 radially slender keels, the stigmatic lobes 3, concave at apex but slightly convex in the middle. Fruit an obovate berry, 1.2–1.6 cm diam., the surface roughened, with verruciform projections.
Zhou et al. (2016) – Phytotaxa 257(3): 280–286.