Aspidistra zhenganensis S.Z.He & Y.Wang – Phytotaxa 297(1): 83. (2017).
China, Guizhou province, Zhengan county, Fengyi town, under shrubs on the hillsides, elevation ca. 800 m, 19 October 2016, Y. Wang 161019 (holotype GZTM, isotype GZTM).
Flowering in September–October in nature.
Herbs perennial, rhizome creeping, subterete, 8−12 mm thick, covered with scales. Roots light yellowish-white. Leaf sheaths 1−2, purple-red, 4−10 cm long, enclosing the base of leaves, fibrous when withered. Leaves solitary, 1−1.8 cm apart, leaf blade oblong, 30−45 × 5.5−9 cm, apex gradually acuminate, base gradually narrowed into petiole; petiole 15−30 cm. Peduncle 5−7 cm, white, erect, bracts 4−5, broadly ovate, white, 6−9 × 5−9 mm. Flower solitary. Perigone widely campanulate to slightly urceolate, 1.4−1.7 cm tall, (6−)8 lobed, perigone tube white inside and outside, 8−10 mm in length, ca. 14 mm in diameter, lobes purple, narrowly triangular, erect, 4−7 mm long and ca. 5 mm wide at base, with two low keels at lower third, running down to upper half of tube. Stamens (6−)8, inserted at lower part of the tube, freely visible from above filaments suberect, ca. 1 mm in length, anthers oblong, ca. 2 mm in length. Pistil ca. 5 mm in length, style cylindrical, ovary slightly swollen, stigma obconical, 4−6 mm in diameter, light purple abaxially, deep purple adaxially, with 4 deep, white heart-shaped to bifurcate grooves, 4-lobed at margin, lobes slightly emarginate. Fruit berry subglobose, purple on the top and light yellowish-green on the other part, 1.3−1.5 cm high, 1.4−1.6 cm in diameter, with small spines.
Wang et al. (2016) – Phytotaxa 297 (1): 083–085.