Monographs Details: Thismia saülensis Maas & H.Maas
Authority: Mori, S. A., et al. 1997. Guide to the vascular plants of central French Guiana: Part 1. Pteridophytes, gymnosperms, and monocotyledons. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 76: 1-422.
Description:Species Description - Herbs, 3-5 cm high. Tuber to 5 X 3 mm. Stems and leaves whitish. Leaves 3-4 mm long. Flowers: perianth with reddish aline, reflexed outer lobes, and with pinkish-white to bluishwhite, erect, appendaged, inner lobes 9-13 mm long; filiform appendages of inner perianth lobes erect to patent, to 30 mm long, basally reddish to dark purple, apically whitish-hyaline. Capsules 3 x 5 mm, with reddish longitudinal stripes.
Distribution and Ecology - Fl (Feb, to dark-purple, longitudinally striped, urceolate tube, with hy- Jun), fr (Feb); rare in non-flooded forest, at 200 to 300 m