Thismia clavigera (Becc.) F.Muell. (1891:235)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonyms: Geomitra clavigera Becc. in Malesia 1: 251 (1878); Sarcosiphon clavigerus (Becc.) Schltr. in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 8: 39 (1921)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1865 (Stone, 1980:419)

Rediscovered in November 1979 (Stone, 1980:419) or earlier


Rediscovered almost simultaneously in two different locations far apart (Stone, 1980:424-425).



Bornean Malaysia & Thailand


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Beccari, O. 1877. Malesia, Vol. 1


Other references:

Chantanaorrapint, S. and Chantanaorrapint, A. (2009). Thismia clavigera (Thismiaceae), a new record for Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) 37: 27-31.

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.

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.

Stone, Benjamin C. (1980). Rediscovery of Thismia clavigera (Becc.) FvM (Burmanniacae). Blumea 26(2): 419-425.


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