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Aspidistra

ASPIDISTRA, a small genus of the lily order (Liliaceae), native of the Himalayas, China and Japan. Aspidistra lurida is a favourite pot-plant, bearing large green or white-striped leaves on an underground stem, and small dark purplish, cup-shaped flowers close to the ground.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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