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any Asian plant of the liliaceous genus Aspidistra, esp A. lurida, a popular house plant with long tough evergreen leaves and purplish flowers borne on the ground



a genus of perennial stemless grasses of the family Liliaceae. Aspidistras have basal evergreen leathery leaves and small flowers that sit upon short scapes near the ground. There are between six and eight species distributed in the mountains of South and East Asia and Japan. In the USSR, Aspidistra lurida (A. elatior) is often cultivated in greenhouses and indoors under the name “friendly family.” It is highly tolerant of shade. In subtropical regions it can also be cultivated outdoors.


Kiselev, G. E. Tsvetovodstvo, 3rd ed. Moscow, 1964.
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