Thaia (Orchidaceae)

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Taxonavigation: Asparagales
Classification System: APG III (down to family level)

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Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Epidendroideae
Tribus: Neottieae
Genus: Thaia
Species: T. saprophytica


  • Thaia Seidenf., Bot. Tidsskr. 70: 73 (1975)
  • Note. There now seems to be evidence that Neottieae Lindl. (1826) is polyphyletic unless Thaia Seidenf. (1975) is excluded and possibly placed in its own tribe, Thaieae (Xiang et al, 2012).


  • Seidenfaden, G. (1975) Botanisk Tidsskrift 70: 73.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2006) Epidendroideae (Part One). Genera Orchidacearum 4: 515 ff. Oxford University Press.
  • Xiang, X., Li, D., Jin, W., Zhou, H., Li, J. & Jin, X. (2012) Phylogenetic placement of the enigmatic orchid genera Thaia and Tangtsinia: Evidence from molecular and morphological characters, Taxon, 61(1): 45-54.
  • Govaerts, R. et al. (2013) Thaia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Jan. 21.
  • Thaia (Orchidaceae) in The Orders and Families of Monocotyledons. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 Jan. 5.
  • (2013) Thaia Published on internet. Accessed: 2013 Jan. 21.
  • IPNI



Laos, Thailand.

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