1134.000 Aspidistra Ker Gawl.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs, with elongated, creeping rhizome, nodes dense. Leaves solitary or 2-4-tufted, basal, erect, long petiole; lamina many veined. Inflorescence terminal; scape usually very short, with 2-8 scales 1(or2)-flowered; flowers usually with 1 or 2 bracts at perianth base. Fruit berries, ovoid or globose, usually 1 seeded.

Worldwide: 55 species in China, India, Japan, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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elatior Blume

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aspidistra
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Aspidistra
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Aspidistra
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Aspidistra
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Aspidistra
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aspidistra
JSTOR Plant Science: Aspidistra
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aspidistra
Plants of the World Online: Aspidistra
Tropicos: Aspidistra
Wikipedia: Aspidistra

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Aspidistra.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1817, retrieved 13 June 2024

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