Thismia caudata Maas & H.Maas



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Glaziocharis macahensis Taub. ex Warm.; Thismia macahensis (Taub. ex Warm.) Hatus.


Conservation Status

Last record: 1892 (Ríos & da Cruz, 2023)

Rediscovered in February 2021 (Ríos & da Cruz, 2023)





Biology & Ecology










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Garrett, Natalie, Viruel, Juan, Klimpert, Nathaniel, Gomez, Marybel Soto, Lam, Vivienne K. Y., Merckx, Vincent S. F. T. and Graham, Sean W. (2023). Plastid phylogenomics and molecular evolution of Thismiaceae (Dioscoreales). American Journal of Botany 110(4): e16141.

Humphreys, Aelys M. et al. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Abstract] [Supplementary Dataset 1]

Maas, P.J.M. & al. (1986). Saprophytes, pro parte. Flora Neotropica, Monograph 40-42: 1-189.

Merckx, Vincent, Schols, Peter, Kamer, Hiltje Maas-van de, Maas, Paul, Huysmans, Suzy and Smets, Erik. (2006). Phylogeny and evolution of Burmanniaceae (Dioscoreales) based on nuclear and mitochondrial data. American Journal of Botany 93(11): 1684-1698.

POWO. 2018. Plants of the World online. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Ríos, Román Carlos and da Cruz, Vinicyus Jorge Mordaski Visni. (2023). Rediscovery of Thismia caudata after 129 years and synopsis of other achlorophyllous herbs from the Pico do Marumbi State Park and buffer zone in Piraquara, Paraná, Brazil. Rodriguésia 74: e01122022.

Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp.

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