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Common name

Mandarin: 刺芋 (ci yu)


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Liliopsida (392)

      Order: Arales (13)

        Family: Araceae (16)(family description)

          Genus: Lasia (1)

            Epithet: spinosa (L.) Thwaites (8)

Synonyms: Lasia aculeata Lour., Lasia crassifolia Engl., Lasia crassifolia Engl., Lasia desciscens Schott, Pothos lasia Roxb.

aculeata => with thorns, prickly and pointed

crassifolia => having thick, fleshy or leathery leaves

lasia => woolly

spinosa => having spines or thorns


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

External links

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World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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