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.

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

please id the orchid:

… 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


Shilondha SGNP, Jun 2014 :: Requesting ID of this Chlorophytum species :: 27JUN14 :: ARK-50 : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments(5).
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

Thank you … I ll check on it

Looks like C. tuberosum.

SK 3783 07 July 2023: 2 images.

Location:   West Nepal 
Flowering : Aug-Oct
Elevation 300-1400m
Habit : Wild
Sent by a friend from a book to confirm the id if it is Chlorophytum borivilianum Santapau & R.R.Fern.??  Image quality is not good, however I request members  for their contribution.

Chlophytum tuberosum



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