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Nguyen, Khang Sinh; Averyanov, Leonid V.; Tillich, Hans-Jürgen; Le, Thi Mai Linh; Nguyen, Tien Hiep (2020): Aspidistra babensis (Asparagaceae), a new species from northern Vietnam. In: Annales Botanici Fennici, Vol. 57: pp. 17-22
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Abstract

Aspidistra babensis K.S. Nguyen, Aver. & Tillich, a new species of Asparagaceae from limestone mountains of Bac Kan Province in northern Vietnam. is described and illustrated. Morphologically, it is close to A. stricta, sharing a perigone that is upright and split almost to base, and with fleshy perigone lobes. Aspidistra babensis however differs from A. stricta by leaf venation with numerous secondary veins, adaxial perianth lobe which is thickest near base and lacking a prominent median keel at lower half, and a convex to almost hemispherical stigma with a verrucose surface. Sequences of chloroplast DNA (trnL-trnF and rbcL) are provided for A. babensis.