Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Aspidistra-Plant for the Bathroom

Try an aspidistra; for low maintenance they can't be beat. In the nice humid environment of the bathroom -


pecies inhabit the floors of east Asian forests from eastern India, Indo-China, China and Japan. Aspidistra is one of those genera that has been ignored by field botanists until quite recently, and there has been a very rapid rise in the number of recognized species in recent years. Most books state that there are 8 to 10 species, which represents our knowledge up to the late 1970s. Then in the 1980s 30 new species were described from China. Based on current knowledge, China has the most species with some 59, of which 54 are endemic

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