Smilax aspera L.

 
  • Family : SMILACACEAE
    (GREENBRIER or CATBRIER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Smilacaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Smilax maculata Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Smilax aspera L.
  • Vernacular name : Chennarvalli, Pomburikodi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Evergreen and shola forests
  • Flower, Fruit : February-June
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district
  • World Distribution : Tropical East Africa, China, West Asia, Indo-China, Southern Europe, Indian sub cantinent
  • Literature : Pullaiah, T., 1997. Flora of Andhra Pradesh. Vol. 3; emonocot http://e-monocot.org/tour#classify 09-10-2015; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Smilax aspera. Downloaded on 16 September 2019.

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