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See also: Thalia
From the genus name.
thalia (plural thalias)
- (botany) Any of the genus Thalia of tropical plants found in aquatic or marshy habitats.
- 1982, Thomas H. Everett, The New York Botanical Garden Illustrated Encyclopedia of Horticulture:
- Thalias are herbaceous perennials with long-stalked, calathea- or canna-like, all-basal leaves, the stalks of which enfold each other toward their bases to produce false stems.