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This genus is accepted, and its native range is E. Himalaya to Japan.

Native to:

Assam, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, Japan, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

Introduced into:

Alabama, Florida, Great Britain, Korea, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southwest, Trinidad-Tobago

Aspidistra Ker Gawl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Ford, C. [627] 11010.000
Ford, C. [628], Hong Kong 15158.000

First published in Bot. Reg. 8: t. 628 (1823)

Accepted by

  • Phonsena, P. & de Wilde, W.J.J.O. (2010). The genus Aspidistra Ker Gawl. (Asparagaceae/Ruscaceae) in Thailand Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) 38: 48-58.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0