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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Alismatales

Familia: Araceae
Subfamilia: Lasioideae
Genus: Podolasia
Species: P. stipitata
Name

Podolasia N.E.Br., 1882
References

Brown, N.E. 1882. Gard. Chron., n.s., 18: 70

Links

Govaerts, R. et al. 2018. Podolasia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Nov. 10. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Podolasia. Published online. Accessed: Nov. 10 2018.
The Plant List 2013. Podolasia in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Nov. 10.
Tropicos.org 2018. Podolasia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Nov. 10.

Vernacular names

Podolasia is a monotypic genus of flowering plants in the family Araceae. The single known species in the genus is Podolasia stipitata. It is native to Borneo, Sumatra, and Peninsular Malaysia.[1][2]

Podolasia stipitata has vegetative features that are similar to the genus Lasia and has floral features similar to the genus Cyrtosperma. It has leathery leaves that can vary from being hastate to sagittate (arrow-shaped). The inflorescence is white when first produced but begin to turn purple from the top down as male anthesis begins. The fruit produced is large and red.[3][4]
References

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Govaerts, R. & Frodin, D.G. (2002). World Checklist and Bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae): 1-560. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Mansor, M., Boyce, P.C., Othman, A.S. & Sulaiman, B. (2012). The Araceae of peninsular Malaysia: 1-146. Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia.
Bown, Demi (2000). Aroids: Plants of the Arum Family. Timber Press. ISBN 0-88192-485-7.

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