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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Saururaceae
Genus: Saururus
Species: S. cernuus – S. chinensis

Saururus L., Sp. Pl. 1: 341. (1753)

Type species: Saururus cernuus L., Sp. Pl. 1: 341. (1753)


Mattuschkia J.F.Gmel.
Neobiondia Pamp.
Saururopsis Turcz.
Spathium Lour.


Linnaeus, C. 1753. Species Plantarum. Tomus I: 341. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2022. Saururus in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2022 Jan. 2. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2022. Saururus. Published online. Accessed: Jan. 2 2022.

Saururus is a genus of plants in the family Saururaceae containing two species. Saururus cernuus is native to North America, and Saururus chinensis is native to Asia.
Fossil record

Several fossil seeds of †Saururus bilobatus have been described from middle Miocene strata of the Fasterholt area near Silkeborg in central Jutland, Denmark.[2]

"Saururus". The Plant List. 2013. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
Angiosperm Fruits and Seeds from the Middle Miocene of Jutland (Denmark) by Else Marie Friis, The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters 24:3, 1985

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