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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Himalaya to S. China and N. Peninsula Malaysia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Assam, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, Malaya, Myanmar, Thailand

Aspidistra longifolia Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2010 Roelfsema, Vogel [960183], Malaysia K000499529 isotype
Griffith, W. [5887], Arunachal Pradesh K000099916 Unknown type material
Griffith, W. [5887], Arunachal Pradesh K000099915 Unknown type material

First published in Fl. Brit. India 7: 326 (1892)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Karthikeyan, S., Jain, S.K., Nayar, M.P. & Sanjappa, M. (1989). Florae Indicae Enumeratio: Monocotyledonae: 1-435. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.
  • 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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • GBIF (2008- continuously updated). Global Biodiversity Information Facility http://www.gbif.org/.
  • Karthikeyan, S., Jain, S.K., Nayar, M.P. & Sanjappa, M. (1989). Florae Indicae Enumeratio: Monocotyledonae: 1-435. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.
  • 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
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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