Petrosavia sakuraii

Petrosavia sakuraii, one of three species in the genus Petrosavia, is a monocotyledonous plant first described by Tomitaro Makino in 1903 (see illustration),[1] distributed in eastern and south-eastern Asia. They are rare leafless achlorophyllous, mycoheterotrophic plants found in dark montane rainforests.[2]

Petrosavia sakuraii
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Petrosaviales
Family: Petrosaviaceae
Genus: Petrosavia
Species:
P. sakuraii
Binomial name
Petrosavia sakuraii
Synonyms
  • Protolirion sakuraii (Makino) Dandy
  • Protolirion miyoshia-sakuraii Makino, nom. illeg.
  • Petrosavia miyoshia-sakuraii Makino
  • Miyoshia sakuraii Makino

DistributionEdit

Japan (Mino Province), China (Guangxi, Sichuan, Taiwan), Vietnam, Myanmar, Sumatra.[3]

ReferencesEdit

BibliographyEdit

  • Cameron, Kenneth M.; Chase, Mark W.; Rudall, Paula J. (July 2003), "Recircumscription of the monocotyledonous family Petrosaviaceae to include Japonolirion", Brittonia, 55 (3): 214–225, doi:10.1663/0007-196X(2003)055[0214:ROTMFP]2.0.CO;2, JSTOR 3218442