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Aspidistra caespitosa

Description from Flora of China

Rhizome ca. 6 mm thick. Leaves usually 3-tufted; petiole 10--18 cm or shorter; leaf blade lorate, 40--80 × 1--2.5 cm. Scape solitary, arching or horizontal, 2--11 cm, geniculate; bracts 4 or 5. Flower solitary. Perianth purple or tinged with purple, urceolate, 6-lobed apically; tube 1--1.2 × 1.6--2 cm; lobes suberect, ovate-lanceolate, ca. 10 × 4 mm. Stamens 6, inserted near base of perianth tube, subsessile. Stigma peltate, large, 1--1.2 cm in diam., slightly 3-lobed at margin. Berry purple, ovoid, ca. 6 mm in diam., scabrous. Fl. Mar--Apr, fr. Jun--Jul. 2 n = 38*.

* Forests, bamboo forests; 500--1600 m. Sichuan.


 

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