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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Magnoliids
Ordo: Piperales

Familia: Aristolochiaceae
Subfamilia: Asaroideae
Genus: Saruma
Species: S. henryi

Saruma Oliv. (1889)

Type species: S. henryi Oliv.


Oliver, D. 1889. Hooker's Icon. Pl. 19: t. 1895.


Hassler, M. 2019. Saruma. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2019. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jan. 01. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Saruma. Published online. Accessed: Jan. 01 2019.
The Plant List 2013. Saruma in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jan. 01. 2019. Saruma. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jan. 01.

Vernacular names
English: Upright Wild Ginger

Saruma is a monotypic genus of flowering plants in the family Aristolochiaceae containing the single species Saruma henryi.[2] It is endemic to China, where it occurs in Gansu, Guizhou, Hubei, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, and Sichuan.[3]

This species is a perennial herb growing from a system of rhizomes. The erect stem is up to a meter tall. The heart-shaped leaves are up to 15 by 13 centimeters. It produces yellowish or yellow-green flowers. The fruit is a follicle.[3]

China Plant Specialist Group. 2004. Saruma henryi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004. Downloaded on 16 September 2015.
Saruma. Flora of China.
Saruma henryi. Flora of China.

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