Maianthemum purpureum (Wall.) LaFrankie, Taxon 35: 589 1986. (Syn: Jocaste purpurea (Wall.) Kunth; Jocaste purpurea var. albiflora (Wall.) Kunth; Maianthemum oligophyllum (Baker) Karthik.; Maianthemum pallidum (Royle) Karthik.; Smilacina oligophylla (Baker) Hook.f.; Smilacina pallida Royle; Smilacina purpurea Wall.; Smilacina purpurea f. albiflora (Wall.) H.Hara; Smilacina purpurea var. albiflora Wall.; Smilacina purpurea f. oligophylla (Baker) H. Hara; Smilacina zhongdianensis H.Li & Y.Chen; Tovaria oligophylla Baker; Tovaria pallida (Royle) Baker; Tovaria purpurea (Wall.) Baker; Veratrum hoffmeisteri Klotzsch);
Himalaya to China (NW. Yunnan) as per WCSP;
Small plant for ID :: Ghangria-VOF, Uttarakhand :: Aug 2018 :: ARKSEP-10 : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
Requested to please ID this plant seen on the way from Ghangria to the Valley of flowers in August 2018.
Is this some kind of Commelinaceae fruit? Or an orchid?
Thanks, … I feel from Commelinaceae
I think I know this plant, but cant remember the name. Something like Polygonatum. Not orchid, neither Commelinaceae.
Smilacina purpurea now Maianthemum purpureum (Asparagaceae) to me.
It is an early summer blooming her so I suppose the structures on the axis are fruits.
Interestingly, we do not have any upload of this species in eFI.
It is edible as leafy vegetable as told by some herdsmen in Uttarakhand.
Thanks … so much for the ID. These may be fruits as you indicate.
FOI has 2 entries – white flowers and purplish flowers. They look very pretty.
Glad to provide the first pics on efi.