From the classical name Astilbe, combined with the Greek eides — like.
For genus description sees.a. tabularis
1 species from N China.
Seed and division.
Large, peltate leaves.
Source: (2002). Saxifragaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.