|Author: ||Anna Amelia Obermeyer, 1983
Islands., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Burkina, Cambodia,
Central African Republic, East Himalaya, Equatorial Guinea,
Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau,
India, Ivory Coast, Java, Kenya, Lesser Sunda Islands,
Liberia, Madagascar, Malaya, Maldives, Mali, Maluku,
Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Rwanda,
Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand,
Tibet, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, West Himalaya, North + Western
Australia, Yemen, Zimbabwe
||Shatavari, Hundred Husbands,
Shatamuli, Chatavari, Snatamuli, Satavar, Isyonsi
And quite some more, see below...
This member of the Asparagaceae was given the name Asparagus racemosus
by Willder in 1799 and placed in the Liliaceae family. In 1983, Anna Amelia Obermeyer classified
it as Asparagaceae. It is found in north and western
Australia, south-east Asia and around
eastern 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.
The genera name from Greek
protos; 'first', and asparagos, 'the asparagus plant'.
The species name from Latin racemose; 'flowering on the