This member of the Asparagaceae was given the name Asparagus racemosus
by Willd. in 1799 and placed in the Liliaceae family. In 1983, Anna Amelia Obermeyer classified
it as Asparagaceae. It is found in Queensland, Western
Australia and Northern Territory, south-east Asia and Africa. The roots
are used in medicine. It grows in a rich soil with some water and little
sun. The small flowers are white. It can be reproduced both by dividing
the bulbs and by seed.
|Author: ||Anna Amelia Obermeyer, 1983
Australia, South-East Asia,
||Shatavari, Hundred Husbands,
Shatamuli, Chatavari, Snatamuli, Satavar, Isyonsi
Willd. 1799. Asparagus
The genera name from Greek
protos; 'first', and asparagos, 'the asparagus plant'.
The species name from Latin racemose; 'flowering on the