Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Asparagus filicinus Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don

Family: Asparagaceae Genus: Asparagus Species: Asparagus filicinus Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don






Synonym Protasparagus filicinus Flower Color White
Common Name Chiriya-kanda, Sahasimuli, Sharanoi Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Fern Asparagus Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Nunggarei Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude 1200-3000 m Fruit Type Berry
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Fruit deep red-black, 5-6 mm in diameter
Habitat Occurs in woodland garden sunny edge and cultivated beds Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, Pakistan, Bhutan, China, Myanmar And Thailand Bark Details Pale-yellow, smooth, unarmed
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Whorled (leaves in groups of 3 or more along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species Short rhizome with fleshy swollen fasciculate roots up to 120 cm, hairless, grooved, ridged Leaf Details False leaves (Cladodes) occur in whorls 4-6 linear, sickle-shaped, 3-15 X 0.6-1 mm, flat

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details