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


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. (2014). The genus Aspidistra Ker Gawl. (Asparagaceae/Ruscaceae) in Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany), (38), 48–58. Retrieved from




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