Lasia spinosa THW. (Araceae) Vernacular name: phak naam. Common name: lasia (English) Herb, cm high, leaf stalk thorny. Leaves rosette, simple. Scientific Name: Lasia spinosa (L.) Thwaites. Taxonomic Notes: Lasia spinosa also has its synonyms such as Draconitum spinosum or Lasia aculeata. Accepted . Scientific name: Lasia spinosa *. Previous name used in the website: Synonyms: Family name: ARACEAE. English name: Lasia. Local name: Kohila / Maha.

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This species of Lasia had been known of previously only from a single specimen at the Bogor Botanic Gardensformally described in Technology Biodiversity in India.

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Accepted names need to spinos clarified. The young leaves are used as a vegetable. Natural History Natural History Morphology.


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Terrestrial; Freshwater List of Habitats: Leaf petioles are eaten cooked as vegetable; flower spadix also eaten cooked as vegetable. User specific search options User.

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The spiny leaf stem Photograph by: Its main goal is summarize the most relevant or attractive characteristics of this taxon to the general public. This plant is a large herb which can grow up to 2 m tall. Swamps, riverbanks, ditches, moist places in tropical and subtropical forests, sometimes cultivated along fish ponds and rice fields; below m. This tropical aquatic plant is widespread and common in suitable habitats and in gardens.


Base of the plant Photograph by: Lasia spinosa also has its synonyms such as Spinosx spinosum or Lasia aculeata. The rhizomes are used medicinally for treating tuberculosis of lymph nodes, swollen lymph nodes, stomach aches, snake and insect bites, injuries, and rheumatism.

The genus contains only two known species, Lasia spinosa and Lasia concinna. Views Read Edit View history. Flower hermaphrodite, all fertile.

Enumerates geographic entities where the taxon lives. Last update on Species specific search options Taxon Hierarchy. This was, however, a misidentification, and the plants are actually Lasia spinosa see H.

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