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 racemosus Willd.

Family: Asparagaceae Genus: Asparagus Species: Asparagus racemosus Willd.






Synonym Asparagus volubilis, Asparagus sarmentosus Flower Color White
Common Name Asparagus, Shatavir, Bojhidan, Satavar, Satawari Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Wild Asparagus, Spiny Asparagus Flowering Period July-Sept
Vernacular /Local Name Nunggarei Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude Up to 1400 m Fruit Type Berry
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Fruit 4-6 mm diam globose, purple on ripening seeds 2-5, C. 2 mm across, globose.
Habitat Occurs in plains from the coast in scrub jungle, hill slopes, forest borders, fallow lands Bark Type Prickly
Distribution India, Nepal and Sri Lanka Bark Details Perennial prickly surface grayish brown
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Pinnate
Description of Species It grows one to two metres tall and prefers to take root in gravelly, rocky soils high up in piedmont plains Leaf Details Cladodes from the axils of scale leaves in clusters of 2-6, 0.8-1.5 X 0.1-0.3 cm, linear-falcate, slightly triquetrous, base narrow, apex acute

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details