The flowers of Sapria are about 20 cm in diameter, bright red with yellow or white dots, unisexual and dioecious. In contrast with the related genus Rafflesia the flowers have 10 lobes.
Three species are described, S. himalayana is found in Cambodia, parts of China, northeast India, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, while S. poilanei is found in Cambodia and Thailand. The newly described third species S. ram is found in Thailand.
- Griffith, Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. 1: 216. 1844.
- Sapria in Flora of China 5: 271. 2003.
- A rare root parasitic plant (Sapria himalayana Griffith.) in Namdapha National Park, northeastern India in Current Science, Vol. 85, No. 12, 25 December 2003
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