Petermannia is the sole genus of plants in the family Petermanniaceae.[2] Petermannia cirrosa, the only species in the genus, is endemic to the states of New South Wales and Queensland in Australia. it is a prickly, wiry stemmed vine which grows to 6 metres in height and has lancelote, ovate or elliptic leaves with an acute apex.[2] The flowers, which appear during summer, have reflexed reddish green or white tepals. These are followed by rounded red berries.[2]

Petermannia cirrosa vine
Petermannia cirrosa
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Petermanniaceae
Genus: Petermannia
P. cirrosa
Binomial name
Petermannia cirrosa


  1. ^ Stevens, P. F. (July 2012). "Angiosperm Phylogeny Website".
  2. ^ a b c Harden, G.J. "Petermannia". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 13 April 2009.