Thismia neptunis Beccari, 1878:251



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: April 1866

Rediscovered in January 2017



Sarawak, Malaysia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Beccari, O. (1878) Burmanniaceae. Malesia 1: 240-253.


Other references:

Dančák, ‪Martin, Hroneš, ‪Michal and Sochor, Michal. (2020). Thismia: the rarest of the rare? Ranges of some Bornean species are much larger than previously believed. Phytotaxa 455(4): 245-261. [Abstract]

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.

Sochor, Michal et al. (2018). Rediscovery of Thismia neptunis (Thismiaceae) after 151 years. Phytotaxa 340(1): 71-78.


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