Smilax wallichii Kunth, Enum. Pl. 5: 246 1850.;
E. Himalaya as per WCSP;


Smilax lanceifolia Roxb. ??? : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)

Location: Dhulikhel, Nepal
Altitude: 5500 ft.

Date: 6 February  2017

I think appears close as per images at

कुबिरैना Kubiraina / चोप चिनी Chop Chinee  / छतिवन Chhatiwan 

This has been verified as Smilax wallichii Kunth !


Smilax aspera L. : 11 posts by 2 authors. 4 CORRECT IMAGES- around 800 kb each.

Location: Godawari, Nepal
Altitude:5000 ft.
Date: 22 June 2017 
Is the ID correct?

Looks different from images at Smilax aspera

I am also not convinced !

Check other species in efi site.

Now we have images on all pages of smilax

Pl. check with Smilax zeylanica

Need your help for ID of this please.
Smilax zeylanica and Smilax ovalifolia are two different sp., is it ?
FOI giving both names for same plant.

Both are separate species according to the Plant List

What about the ID of above post?

I think may be more closer to Smilax ovalifolia Roxb. ex D.Don rather than Smilax zeylanica L. (based on the relative size of the umbel and pedicels therein)

It could be …

This has been verified as Smilax wallichii Kunth !

Wrong ID by the Garden !


Smilax wallichii Kunth (mixed thread): 15 posts by 3 authors. First- Attachments (6)

Location: Sundarijal, Kathmandu
Date: 30 July  2019
Elevation: 1577 m.

Habit : Wild 

nice. any flowers or fruits?

No flowers yet and have to visit in April-May !

No flowers yet and asking expert from Nepal for flowering months.

Thanks, …, for the beautiful images along with clear image of the petiole.

Appears similar to your post at SK230DEC08-2016:ID

I shall ask the expert and validate.  

SK230DEC08-2016:ID : 17 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)

Location: Gurje Bhanjyang, Kathmandu , Nepal
Altitude:  6000 ft.

Date: 6 June 2015

Please check for Smilax (Smilaceae) species.

Smilax in eFI.

I did check but could not come to the conclusion.

What is the habit of the plant?

Herbaceous climbing plant. Thin forest of short trees. Shady.

‘Herbaceous climbing plant’

Smilax seems to be the best possibility. Leaf and inflorescence (type) are good matches for Smilax.

Is it Smilax elegans subsp. elegans (accepted name)  ??
Altitude and fruiting season is as per the following link.

Is this also the same plant from different location ??

Location: Ranikot, Bhaktapur, Nepal

Date :  10 May 2014
Altitude : 6300 ft.

This is Smilax too.
Whether it’s the same species.. that’s difficult to comment on with available data.. but given that the geography, altitude and time of the year are similar, one can make that presumption.

Pl. check with images at

Smilax lanceifolia Roxb. ??

You may be right as per

Smilax lanceifolia  GBIF (with type specimen) FOC illustration  Hong Kong Plant Database

Smilax sp. But which species ?

I guesed S. lanceifolia !

Smilax sp. But which species ?

I guesed S. lanceifolia !

This has been identified as Smilax wallichii Kunth !

Yes, I checked with GBIF, it appears close to Smilax wallichii


SK1855 22 April 2019 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)

Location:  Nagarjun Forest reserve, Kathmandu
Date: 20 April 2019
Elevation1662 m.

Habit : Wild
Which Smilax ??

Pl. check species available at

Closest I can go with comparative images at Smilax is Smilax ovalifolia Roxb. ex D.Don
But this will only be tentative without flowers or fruits.

No. Looks different.

This has been verified as Smilax wallichii Kunth !


SK1108 25 APR-2018 : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6) – around 600 kb each.

Location:  Godawari, Nepal  
Date: 18 April 2018
Altitude: 5000 ft.
Habit: Wild
Smilax again. 
Smilax zeylanica L.  ??

Its seems some species of Smilax

Looks different from images at

On further scrutiny,  I think it may be more closer to images at Smilax zeylanica L. as per comparative images at Smilax

This has been verified as Smilax wallichii Kunth !

SK880 25 NOV-2017:ID : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Location:  Nagarkot, Bhaktapur, Nepal
Date: 31 January 2017
Elevation : 6600 ft.
Smilax perfoliata Lour.  ??

Leaves appear similar to images at Smilax perfoliata

But can not say anything about the id based on these images.

Thank you … I guess no other Smilax has big size leaf of the water bottle length.

This has been verified as Smilax wightii A.DC. !

SK1938 22 May 2019 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (9)- around 650 kb each.
Location: Nagarkot, Bhaktapur
Date: 16  May 2019
Elevation: 1850 m.

Habit : Wild 

Smilax zeylanica L. ??

May be as per Smilax zeylanica ?

This has been verified as Smilax wallichii Kunth !


SK 2338 22 December 2019 : 5 posts by 1 author. 4 images- 6 mb or more.

Location: Suryabinayak, Bhaktapur
Date: 15 November 2019 
Elevation: 1424m.
Habitat: Wild
Smilax lanceifolia Roxb. ??

Smilax wallichii Kunth

IDENTITY OF A SPINY CLIMBER : 9 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (2)

Attaching two images of a climber whose main stem is spiny.

Can any one identify the species please?

Smilax sp.

Possibly Heterosmilax?

seems to be what was once called “aw green climber”, a smilax sp. once for a few years grown /shown in the greenhouses at NYBG. they were studying the taxonomic revisions. don’t have time to track those things now. i am sure some botany professor will know

Looks like Smilax sp.

Smilax wallichii

Location : Reiek, Mizoram

Date : 07-09-218
Habit : Climber

Habitat : Wild

Smilax wallichiiKunth

Pl. send a high resolution image, to show the petiole clearly.

To me it looks different from images at Smilax wallichii

Smilax ovalifolia Roxb. ex D.Don may be possible as per images and details herein and as per comparative images at Smilax

On further scrutiny, maybe also Smilax lanceifolia Roxb.

1 high resolution image.

ID was from Smilax expert from Nepal !

Maybe. Both appear to be quite close. We have to find the difference between the two.  Can you ask him ?


MS,Jan.,2021/10 Smilax sp. for id
1 high resolution image.
Location : Reiek, Mizoram

Date : 30-06-2018
Habit : Climber
Habitat : Wild

I think it may be Smilax lanceifolia Roxb. as per images and details herein.

This may also be the same as in ‘MS, Jan.,2021/09 Smilax sp. for I’d.’





References: Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  World Flora Online  WCSP  IPNI  POWO  GBIF (High resolution specimens) Flickr 

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