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Niphogeton sprucei (H. Wolff) Mathias & Constance

Spruce’s Niphogeton (Niphogeton sprucei)

Spruce’s Niphogeton is endemic to Ecuador; it is only known from two collections, the first one collected sometime between 1857 to 1860 and the second one between 1826 to 1873.

The species has never been found since and is quite well extinct today.


Photo: Field Museum of Natural History (F: Botany)

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edited: 14.05.2022