A resurrection plant is a generic term used for poikilohydric plants that can survive extreme dehydration, typically even over months or years.
- Anastatica hierochuntica, also known as the Rose of Jericho, a plant species native to deserts of North Africa
- Asteriscus (plant);
- Boea hygrometrica
- Haberlea rhodopensis
- Myrothamnus flabellifolius, a plant species native to Southern Africa
- Ramonda serbica, a species in the Gesneriaceae family
- Selaginella lepidophylla, a plant species native to North America, Central and South America, and sold as a novelty
- Lichen, a symbiosis that can survive in extreme desiccation
Certain resurrection plants have long been sold in their dry, "lifeless" form as curiosities. This custom was noted by many 19th century authors, and continues today.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916). The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture 5. The Macmillan company. pp. 2920–2921; 3639.
- Zhang, T.; Fang, Y.; Wang, X.; Deng, X.; Zhang, X.; Hu, S.; Yu, J. (2012). "The Complete Chloroplast and Mitochondrial Genome Sequences of Boea hygrometrica: Insights into the Evolution of Plant Organellar Genomes". In Badger, Jonathan H. PLoS ONE 7 (1): e30531. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030531. PMC 3264610. PMID 22291979.
- "Resurrection Plant". Faculty.ucc.edu. Retrieved 2012-01-30.
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