Lasia spinosa (L.) Thwaites

  • Family : ARACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Araceae
  • Basionym : Dracontium spinosum L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Lasia spinosa (L.) Thwaites
  • Vernacular name : Kanta saru (Oria); Mulasari, Kanta kachoramu (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Marshy areas under shade
  • Key identification features : Very spinous herb
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, Vishakapatnam district, Vizianagaram district, West Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Kerala : Kozhikode district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Deogarh district, Sundergarh district, Kalhandi district, Angul district
  • Native : Indian subcontinent
  • World Distribution : South- and Southeast Asia
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. spinosa. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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