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Tiputinia foetida on forest floor at Tiputini Biodiversity Station, Napo, Ecuador (April 2005)
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Dioscoreales
Family: Burmanniaceae
Genus: Tiputinia
P.E.Berry & C.L.Woodw.
T. foetida
Binomial name
Tiputinia foetida
P.E.Berry & C.L.Woodw.

Tiputinia is a genus of myco-heterotrophic plants in the family Burmanniaceae, first described as a genus in 2007. There is only one known species, Tiputinia foetida, formerly thought to be endemic to eastern Ecuador, new records from Peru [1] suggest that the distribution is more widespread than formerly thought. The plant is mycotrophic, i.e. lacking chlorophyll and obtaining sustenance from fungi in the soil. [2]

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  1. "Tiputinia (Tiputinia foetida)". 28 March 2020.
  2. "World Checklist of Selected Plant Families: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew". apps.kew.org. Retrieved 2017-01-19.