Images by (Kiran Srivastava – validation by J.M.Garg)
& (Abhay Soman – identified by Neil Soares), (inserted by Bhagyashri




Edible Chlorophytum • Hindi: सफ़ेद मुसली Safed-musli • Kannada: Dravanti • Malayalam: Veluttanilappana • Marathi: कुली Kuli • Sanskrit: मुसली Musli • Tamil: Tiravanticham • Telugu: Kuchhela, Sarala pagada; 
The only way to distinguish between the two is by digging up the plants. In C. borivilianum the tuber touches the stem whereas in C. tuberosum they are attached to the root fibres 
Leaves are cooked as seasonal vegetable. 

20 jun 2008, Vetal Tekdi Pune; on the rocky (limestone rich soils of Kutch, Gujarat)- Aug 2008; at Alibag 28/06/2009; July’09 in Tadoba; in Yeoor- June’10;  Chlorophytum sps. – indiantreepix | Google Groups Chlorophytum tuberosum – indiantreepix | Google Groups Wild flower id – requested – Kutch, Gujarat – indiantreepix | Google Groups


Common name: Edible Chlorophytum
Bot. name: Chlorophytum tuberosum
Family: Liliaceae
Local name: Kuli.
Leaves are cooked as seasonal vegetable.




please id the orchid: place-dapoli/maharashtra

… me too believe as .., it must be Chlorophytum tuberosum (Liliaceae) … commonly known as: edible chlorophytum • Gujarati: સફેદ મૂસળી safed musali • Hindi: सफ़ेद मुसली safed musli • Marathi: कुळई kulai, सफेत मुसळी safet musli. 



Flowers for Id;P1150035,P1150034: These are flowers photos taken in IIT Bombay, Mumbai; on 23 June 2012.

This is Edible Chlorophytum [Chlorophytum tuberosum] locally called Safed Musli.

100813SG request for ID : Attachments (3).  3 posts by 3 authors.
Please help identify following herb found in wild at Dhavlas. Date photographed are mentioned on photo

This is Chlorophytum tuberosum.

Yes Chlorophytum tuberosum. Asparagaceae

Requesting to please ID this Chlorophytum species captured in Shilondha, SGNP, Mumbai in June 2014.
Is this C. tuberosum?

According to Dr. Almeida most of the species found in the BNP are C. borivalianum. However, please check this link : Google Groups

Thank you … for the ID and the information…

I will assume this to be Chlorophytum borivalianum. Next time I come across it, I will try to l look for the tubers. However, I feel it is criminal to dig out such beautiful looking flowers 🙁

It is Chlorophytum tuberosum

… it is Chlorophytum tuberosum

Thank you … Is there any external characteristic which can differentiate C. tuberosum and C. borivalianum?

I am attaching two images of Chlorophytum please find the same. I hope it will clearly differentiate.



Chlorophytum tuberosum for validation : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

Chlorophytum tuberosum for validation
Chinnar WLS, Idukki district in Kerala In the rain shadow area of the Nilgiris

To me looks different from images at 

Thank you … I ll check on it

Looks like C. tuberosum


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