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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

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
  • 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.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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