Aspidistra elatior Blume

Perennial herb to 60 cm high from a stout rhizome. Leaves broadly-ovate, stalked, singly spaced along the rhizome. Flowers 1, buds subterranean, opening at ground level, spreading, to 2.5 cm wide; spring. Tepals pale-yellow with purple spotting, purple-red inside.


Source: Conran, J. (2005). Convallariaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Aspidistra elatior 'Variegata'

Leaves with white stripes.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Asparagales
family       Asparagaceae
genus        Aspidistra Ker Gawl.