An astonishing strap leaved plant that you would never take for an Aspidistra if it weren't for the typical purple flowers.
Makes a solid tufty clump from a compact, non-spreading rootstock.
Possibly the same thing as my plant of A.caespitosa.
Thanks to Gary Dunlop for pictures of the flowers of A.minutiflora, which show that this is definitely not that species. It is also not
A.caespitosa , which was my second thought, so I am left with the possibility of A.omeiensis and A.linearifolia.
I will wait for my young plants to flower and see what I think.
My plant came from Plant Delights Nursery as A.minutiflora, but they have now identified it as a form of
A.linearifolia. My plant may be the clone they have just named 'Skinny Dippin' , with a distinct pale zone along the midrib (but I don't have that clone
to compare it with, and I don't know how many clones they originally grew as A.minutiflora) .