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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Malpighiales

Familia: Rafflesiaceae
Genus: Sapria
Species: S. himalayana – S. poilanei – S. ram

Sapria Griff.

apria is a genus of parasitic flowering plants in the family Rafflesiaceae. It grows within roots of Vitis and Tetrastigma. The genus is limited to the tropical forests of South and South-east Asia.

The flowers of Sapria are about 20 cm in diameter, bright red with yellow or white dots, unisexual and dioecious. In contrast with the related genus Rafflesia the flowers have 10 lobes.

Four species are described. Sapria himalayana is found in Tibet, Assam in northeast India, South-Central China, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, while Sapria poilanei is found in Cambodia, and Sapria ram is found in Thailand.[1] Sapria myanmarensis, first described in 2019, is native to Myanmar.[2]


"Sapria Griff.", Plants of the World Online, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 2020-10-27

Tanaka, Nobuyuki; Nagamasu, Hidetoshi; Tagane, Shuichiro; Aung, Mu Mu; Win, Aung Khaing & Hnin, Phyu Phyu (2019), "Contributions to the Flora of Myanmar IV: A new species and a newly recorded taxon of the genus Sapria (Rafflesiaceae)", Taiwania, 64 (4): 357–362, doi:10.6165/tai.2019.64.357

Griffith, Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. 1: 216. 1844.
Sapria in Flora of China 5: 271. 2003.
A rare root parasitic plant (Sapria himalayana Griffith.) in Namdapha National Park, northeastern India in Current Science, Vol. 85, No. 12, 25 December 2003

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