A new species of Aspidistra (Ruscaceae s.l., Asparagales) from southern Vietnam, field observations on its flowering and possible pollination by flies (Phoridae)

@article{Vislobokov2012ANS,
  title={A new species of Aspidistra (Ruscaceae s.l., Asparagales) from southern Vietnam, field observations on its flowering and possible pollination by flies (Phoridae)},
  author={Nikolay A. Vislobokov and Andrey N. Kuznetsov and Dmitry D. Sokoloff},
  journal={Plant Systematics and Evolution},
  year={2012},
  volume={299},
  pages={347-355}
}
The genus Aspidistra with almost 100 species is the most diverse in southern China and northern Vietnam. We describe a new species Aspidistra phanluongii N.Vislobokov from southern Vietnam. Species of Aspidistra are herbs characteristic of Southeast Asian forests. Flowering of these plants can be considered cryptic. There are no recorded field observations on phenology, biology of flowering or pollination of Aspidistra. Previously proposed pollinators of Aspidistra include collembolans… Expand

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