Sapria himalayana Griff., Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. 1: 216–217 1844. (Syn: Richthofenia siamensis Hosseus; Sapria himalayana f. albovinosa Bänziger & B.Hansen);
SE-Tibet, China (S-Yunnan), NE-India, Thailand, Vietnam, Assam, Myanmar [Burma] (Chin) as per Catalogue of life;
Common name: Himalayan Sapria • Mizo: Lei-par
Sapria himalayana is a rare holoparasitic flowering plant related to Rafflesia found in the Eastern Himalayas. Sapria himalayana represents the extreme manifestation of the parasitic mode, being completely dependent on its host plant for water, nutrients and products of photosynthesis which it sucks through a specialised root system called haustoria. These haustoria are attached to both the xylem and the phloem of the host plant.
Fwd: [efloraofindia:203049] Sapria sp. ? (Rafflesiaceae) : 7 posts by 2 authors.
Location : Lungphunlian, Mizoram
Sapria himalayana Griff.
Thanks sir … for the id. Date : 08-10-2014. Altitude : 1,000 – 1,500 m. Grows under the virgin forest
The attached photo is of Sapria himalayana
Kindly cross check the following plant description as per e-flora of China
Visible body globose. Inflorescence bracts 10, scale-like, fleshy, imbricate, broadly triangular to ± rounded, basalmost ones minute, apical ones larger and ovate. Perianth campanulate; tube outside white, inside purple, semiglobose, 6-8 cm, inner surface longitudinally 20-ribbed and pubescent; lobes 10, 2-seriate, broadly triangular, 6-8 × 4-6 cm, imbricate, with rose-yellowish warts, exterior surface with many linear warts. Male flowers: anthers 2-loculed, broadly ellipsoid, dehiscent by apical pores; apical cupular body base convex; gynostegium blood red. Female flowers: cupular body base concave, with sterile stamens; gynostegium stouter than stamens. Fl. Aug-Sep.
Parasitic on roots of Vitis and Tetrastigma; 800-1200 m. SE Xizang, S Yunnan [NE India, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam].
Also refer the on the flowersofindia.net on below link
Seems to a new species of Sapria. Need to be studied more closely ?
It is a species of Rafflesia genus, frequently found in Indo Malayan Hotspot including NE region of India
The plant is Sapria himalayana..
Thanks, …, It’s a rare record & should be published. Pl. see Sapria himalayana
Flowering of angiosperms root parasite from North East india : 1 image.
Yes, Close to Sapria himalayana Griff.
Thanks, …, for the id. Yes matches with details at Sapria himalayana
It is Sapria himalayana Griff. as per images and details herein.
SAPRIA HIMALAYANA GRIFFITH, AN ENDANGERED SPECIES FROM THE MISHMI HILLS, DIBANG VALLEY, ARUNACHAL PRADESH by ANDREAS HOHL AND JIS SEBASTIAN Indian Forester, 140 (4) : 433-434, 2014