Smithatris is a new genus of the ginger family (Zingiberaceae). The first species of this genus, Smithatris supraneanae, was discovered in 1998 by Kress and Larsen, two researchers from Denmark, in the limestone hills of Saraburi Province, Thailand. The genus was thought to be monospecific until a second species, Smithatris myanmarensis, was discovered later in Myanmar.
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