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  Asparagus fysonii
 
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  Family: LILIACEAE
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  Description: Erect armed shrubs; stem erect, tall, smooth; branchlets grooved; spines straight, long; cladodes 4-12-nate, triquetrous, acuminate, .16-.35 inch long. Leaves reduced to minute, distinctly spinous. Flowers white, small or minute, 1-2 together, solitary, clustered or umbelled, not racemed, pedicels jointed above the middle. Perianth petaloid, campanulate, 6-partite. Stamens 6, on the bases of the perianth-segments; filaments free; anthers oblong. Ovary 3-celled, 3-gonous; ovules 2 or more in each cell; style 1, columnar; stigmas 3. Fruit a globose, pulpy berry; seeds 1-6, testa black, brittle; embryo dorsal.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-July
  District(s): Palakkad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
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  Localities: Amakkundu, Sispara
   
 
   
 
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