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Ptyssiglottis sanguinolenta (Vahl) B. Hansen

Bloodstained Ptysiglottis (Ptyssiglottis sanguinolenta 

The Bloodstained Ptysiglottis was described in the year 1791.  The plant occurred in the districts of Colombo, Galle, and Ratnapura in the south of the island of Sri Lanka, where it grew with prostrate stems on wet rocks in several rivers of the rain-soaked lowland forests.  

The species was repeatedly searched, but it could never be relocated – it is with nearly absolute certainty extinct.  


References:  [1] M. D. Dassanayake; W. D. Clayton: A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon 12. CRC Press 1998 
[2] MOE 2012. The National Red List 2012 of Sri Lanka; Conservation Status of the Fauna and Flora. Ministry of Environment, Colombo, Sri Lanka. VIII + 476 pp


edited: 16.02.2013