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Averyanov, Leonid V. and Tillich, H.-J. (2017): Notes on taxonomy and new taxa of Aspidistra (Ruscaceae) in the flora of Laos and Vietnam. In: Nordic Journal of Botany, Vol. 35, No. 1: pp. 48-57

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One new species of Aspidistra, i.e. A. nutans, and one new variety, i.e. A. tillichiana var. latifolia, recently discovered in Vietnam are described and illustrated. In addition, the rank of species is proposed for A. formosa widely distributed in northern Vietnam but originally described as a variety of A. fungilliformis. Aspidistra subrotata is recorded as a new species for the flora of Laos. Data on ecology, phenology, natural variation, distribution and expected conservation status are provided for these plants.

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