The genus Aspidistra Ker Gawl. (Asparagaceae/Ruscaceae) in Thailand

  • Phongsak Phonsena The Forest Herbarium, Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
  • Willem J.J.O. De Wilde Nationaal Herbarium Nederland, Universiteit Leiden Branch, P.O. Box 9514, 2300 RA, The Netherlands
Keywords: Aspidistra, Ruscaceae, Thailand


The genus Aspidistra is restricted to SE Asia, Japan and China, with about 90 species. In Thailand three species occur naturally: A. sutepensis K.Larsen, endemic to N Thailand, A. subrotata Y.Wan & C.C.Huang, and A. longifolia Hook.f. with wider distributions. Aspidistra elatior Blume can be found in cultivation. A key to the above species with a description of the native Thai species is given. One new variety is described: A. subrotata Y.Wan & C.C.Huang var. angustifolia Phonsena.


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Phonsena, P., & De Wilde, W. J. (1). The genus Aspidistra Ker Gawl. (Asparagaceae/Ruscaceae) in Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany), (38), 48-58. Retrieved from