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12. Asparagus racemosus Willd., Sp. Pl. 2: 152. 1799. Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 6: 316. 1892, R. R. Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. Pak. Kashm. 50. 1972, Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 165: 176. 1990, Xinqi & Tamanian in Wu Zhengyi & P. H. Raven, Fl. China 24: 210. 2000. (Fig. 5).

Vern.: Satavor, Tilora

S. I. ALI & SHER WALI KHAN

Asparagus racemosus
Illustration

Credit: Abrar Ali

Climbing perennial herb to subshrub, branches ± rectangular. Leaf spur spinescent, spine sharp, straight, 1.5-2.0 cm on the main stem and 0.5-1.0 cm on branches. Cladodes in fascicles 3-5 (-8), linear, 1-2 cm x 0.5 mm. Inflorescence axillary, many flowered raceme or panicle up to 8 cm, flowers bisexual. Bracts 1mm, broadly ovate. Pedicel 3-4 mm, articulated in the middle. Tepals 8 x 1.5 mm, white. Stamens up to 2 mm, shorter than the perianth, anthers minute.

Fl. Per.: October-December

Holotype: Habitat in India oriental., Herb. Willdenow (B) (Sebsebe Demissew in S. Edwards, S. Demissew & I. Hedberg, Fl. Ethiopia & Eritrea 6: 71. 1997).

Distribution: Australia, Malaysia, Myanmar, India, Bhutan, Sikkim, Nepal, Kashmir, Pakistan, Africa.


 

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