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Aspidistra urceolata

Description from Flora of China

Rhizome subterete, ca. 6 mm thick. Leaves 2- or 3-tufted; petiole 8--16 cm, rigid; leaf blade oblong to oblong-lanceolate, 20--25 × 3--4 cm. Scape solitary, ca. 3 cm, slender; bracts ca. 3. Flower solitary. Perianth with many purple speckles, urceolate, 6-lobed apically; tube ca. 5 × 5 mm; lobes slightly incurved, deltoid, ca. 1 × 1 mm. Stamens 6, inserted at base of perianth tube, subsessile; anthers narrowly elliptic, ca. 1 mm. Pistil ca. 2 mm; ovary basally enlarged; stigma ca. 1.5 mm in diam., highly convex at center, 3-lobed at margin, lobes emarginate at apex.

Known only from the type specimen ( Anonymous 7128, IBSC), which was collected in Guizhou without precise locality.

* Guizhou.


 

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