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5. Aspidistra punctata Lindley, Bot. Reg. 12: t. 977. 1826.

紫点蜘蛛抱蛋 zi dian zhi zhu bao dan

Rhizome terete. Leaves solitary; petiole 7.5--50 cm, rigid; leaf blade lanceolate, 25--30 × 4.5--5.5 cm. Scape rather short; bracts ca. 5, speckled with purplish brown. Flower solitary, nodding. Perianth pale green, densely speckled with purplish brown, campanulate, fleshy, 8-lobed apically; tube hemispheric; lobes ovate, with 2 fleshy keels adaxially, keels dark purple, densely and minutely papillose. Stamens 8, inserted at middle of perianth tube, positioned lower than stigma, subsessile; anthers oblong. Ovary with deeply colored speckles, ovoid, angled; stigma white, orbicular, large, adaxially with 4 radial, fork-tipped ridges from center to margin. Fl. Mar.

* Damp places along streams. Guangdong (Yunan Xian, Zengcheng Xian), Hong Kong.


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