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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Petermanniaceae
Genus: Petermannia
Species: P. cirrosa
Binomial name
Petermannia cirrosa

Petermannia is the sole genus of plants in the family Petermanniaceae.[2] Petermannia cirrosa, the only species in the genus, is endemic to the states of New South Wales and Queensland in Australia. it is a prickly, wiry stemmed vine which grows to 6 metres in height and has lancelote, ovate or elliptic leaves with an acute apex.[2] The flowers, which appear during summer, have reflexed reddish green or white tepals. These are followed by rounded red berries.[2]


  1. ^ Stevens, P. F. (July 2012 (and more or less continuously updated since)). "Angiosperm Phylogeny Website".  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ a b c Harden, G.J. "Petermannia". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 2009-04-13.