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.


Asparagus racemosus Willd.: 7 very high res. images.
Location: Chitlang, Makawanpu, Nepal
Altitude : 1739m.
Date: 23 November 2022
Habit : Wild

Nice presentation.
Important medicinal herb. Common name Shatavari, one of the well known drugs in Ayurveda. This herb is highly effective in problems related with female reproductive system.
Seen on outskirts of scrub jungle in my place.

To me appears close to images and details at
Pl. check.


MS, June, 2023/01 Climber for id: 1 image.
Ocation : Hmuifang, Mizoram

Altitude : ca.1480 m.
Date : 30-05-2023
Habit : Climber
Habitat : Wild ?

Asparagus filicinus Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don


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