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Smilax macrophylla Roxb., Fl.Ind.ed. 2: 3,793. 1832. Hook.f., l.c.310; Talbot, For.Fl.544. 1911; Cooke, Fl.Bomb.2:768.1907.

  • Smilax ovalifolia Roxb.

    Armed or unarmed climber. Leaves coriaceous, lustrous, 7-15(-20) x 4-11(-15)cm, broadly ovate to elliptic, cuspidate, base rounded or shortly cuneate; 3-5-nerved. Petiole c. 15 mm long, base sheathing, with tendrils at the end. Flowers white, in dense umbels; umbels axillary, 1-3 on a common peduncle. Bracts ovate. Perianth recurved in mature flowers, outer 3 segments, 4 mm long, oblong, inner narrower. Stamens about as long as the perianth. Female flower: staminodes 3.

    Fl.Per.: Feb.-April.

    Type: Described from Bengal.

    Distribution: Throughout India, Burma, Malaya and Sri Lanka.

    All the material we have of this species is cultivated. Hasanain & Rahman report it from Karachi and Sind (Pl.Kar. & Sind, 76.1957) but give no number or locality. Sabnis, in his Flora of Sind (Ind. J. Bot.4, 4:137.1924) makes no mention of the species and this species is probably not found here in the wild state.


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