Firstly described as Triscyphus fungiformis by Taubert in Warming (1901), transferred to Thismia by Maas and Maas in Maas et al. (1986). P. Taubert introduced the genera Triscyphus and Glaziocharis in a talk held on the 13th of October 1894, but only 15 lines without detailed infomation were published. One year later, on the 1st of January 1896, he died from yellow feaver in Manaus/Brazil, before he could see the specific description printed. It was Warming (1901) who made his information available. Since the former generic differentiation of Thismia was mostly based on the variable tepal ornamentation, the genus Thismia was taken to subsummize this variability under one generic name (see page on Thismia). Thismia fungiformis has not been recollected since the type collection on the 15th of December 1891 by A. Glaziou on Alto Macahé in the state of Rio de Janeiro.
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Thismia fungiformis (Taubert ex Warming) Maas and Maas ex Maas et al. 1986
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