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

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Asparagus adscendens  Roxb.

Family: Asparagaceae Genus: Asparagus Species: Asparagus adscendens  Roxb.( सतावरी, सफ़ेद मूसली )






Synonym Protasparagus adscendens (Roxb.) Kamble Flower Color White
Common Name Shatawari, Safed musli, Shatavar, Shatamuli, Sahasrapal, Sainsarbuti Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name Asparagus. Flowering Period July-Sept
Vernacular /Local Name Satawari, Safed musli Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude up to 2000 m Fruit Type Berry
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Fruit a berries globose or ovoid, green or red.
Habitat Miscellaneous and Oak-forests. Bark Type Prickly
Distribution Submontane to montane NW Himalaya; Afghanistan. Bark Details prickly
Distribution in Haryana Morni-Pinjore, Yamuna Nagar Origin Native
    Leaf Type Needle-like
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Lence shaped
Description of Species Straggling or suberect, undershrubs or shrubs, with fusiform tuberous roots; stem pale-green, glabrous; spines straight, with woody base. Cladodes in tuft of 6-20, erect, terete, acute. Flowers 2-sexual, white, racemes, forming terminal panicles. Tepals 6, near Leaf Details Cladodes in tuft of 6-20, erect, terete, acute.

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details