A woodland species with evergreen, glossy, dark green foliage from Southern China. From creeping rhizomes it produces a slightly arching stem that has attractive, black mottling. White, tubular, reflexed flowers hang from each leaf axil and are beautifully lemon scented. These are followed by violet-blue berries in autumn. Flowering May to June. Height 40cm. Moist, well-drained, leafy soil in part to full shade.