Thalia (plant)

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Thalia
Thalia dealbata (Curtis).jpg
Thalia dealbata
Illustration by Sydenham Edwards in Curtis's Botanical Magazine, 1815
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Zingiberales
Family: Marantaceae
Genus: Thalia
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Synonyms[1]

Thalia is a genus of six currently recognized species found in aquatic or marshy habitats, ranging in Africa from Senegal to Sudan to Zimbabwe, and in the Americas from Illinois to Argentina.[1] The generic name is in honor of Johannes Thal (1542–1583), a German doctor who wrote a flora of the Harz Mountains.

Cultivation[edit]

Semihardy in cultivation, it needs protection against frosts. It can be propagated by seed or division of the rootstock in the spring.

Species[edit]

Species:[1]

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