Chandigarh Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Chandigarh (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Asparagus racemosus Willd.

Family: Asparagaceae Genus: Asparagus Species: Asparagus racemosus Willd.






Synonym Asparagopsis abyssinica Kunth, Asparagus jacquemontiiBaker, Asparagus petitianus A.Rich. Flower Color White
Common Name Asparagus, Shatavir, Satavar, Satawari Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name Wild Asparagus Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Satawari Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Upto 1500m Fruit Type Berry
Habit Climber Fruit Details Fruit 4-5 mm across, red or blackish when ripe
Habitat Cultivated in gardens, also occurs as wild Bark Type Prickly
Distribution India, Tropical Africa, Indonesia And Australia Bark Details Perennial prickly surface grayish brown
Distribution in chandigarh Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Pinnate
Description of Species Tall, much branched, scandent or somewhat climbing shrubs, with tuberous rootstock; Stem terete, 3-quetrous, smooth, striate; spines suberect or slightly curved, 0.8-1.5 cm long. cladodes 0.8-1.5 Cm long, in tuft of 2-6, spreading, falate, acuminate. racemes solitary or in fascicles, 2-5 cm long; Flowers white, Pedicels slender, jointed in the middle. Perianth lobes spreading, Antehrs minute, purplish. ovules many in each cell. berries 4-5 mm across, red or blackish when ripe Leaf Details Leaves in clusters Of 2-6, 0.8-1.5 × 0.1-0.3 cm, Linear-falcate, slightly triquetrous, base narrow, apex acute

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details