IUCN Red List Status: Data Deficient (DD)

Asparagus filicinus Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 49 1825. (Syn: Asparagus filicinus var. brevifolius Baker; Asparagus filicinus var. brevipes Baker; Asparagus filicinus var. giraldii C.H.Wright; Asparagus filicinus var. megaphyllus F.T.Wang & Tang; Asparagus filicinus var. microclada Hook.f.; Asparagus qinghaiensis Y.Wan; Protasparagus filicinus (Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don) Kamble; Protasparagus filicinus var. brevifolius (Baker) Kamble; Protasparagus filicinus var. brevipes (Baker) Kamble; Protasparagus filicinus var. microclada (Hook.f.) Kamble);
Himalaya to Central China: Assam, Bangladesh, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam, West Himalaya as per POWO;
Common name: Fern Asparagus • Hindi: chiriya-kanda, sahasimuli, sharanoi • Nepali: बन कुरीलो Ban kurilo • Sanskrit: satavari

Images by Alok Mahendroo – validation by Pankaj Kumar & Gurucharan Singh, (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade) 



Asparagus confirmation.. Kalatope id al220511b: This one is an Asparagus.. (could it be A. filicinus) and is used medicinally by the locals

location Kalatope, Chamba
Altitude 2100 mts

Habit herb
Habitat wild??
Plant height 1 – 1.5 mt

Flower width 2-3mm

Yes Asparagus filicinus, curved flat cladodes and flowers solitary or small clusters.



Flora of Chakrata: Asparagus sp from Chakrata Mussorie Road:
Asparagus sp from Chakrata Mussorie Road
I think Asparagus gracilis
Pls validate

Seems like Asparagus racemosus.

as per flora simlensis A racemosus is climbing shrub with flowers in 1-4 Inch long racemes. whereas in A gracilis Stem slender ererct and flowers in clusters of 3-4 or solitary

Looks like Asparagus adscendens

I think this will be Asparagus filicinus Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don as per attached keys.


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