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Indian sarsaparilla

Halbi Name indian-sarsaparilla-2
Main Photo of The Weed
Vernacular name Anatmul
Scientific name Hemidesmus indicus (L.)
Family Periplocaceae
Season Perennial
Description
Plant
Leaves Opposite and variable in size and shape, pale or whitish hairy on lower surface. Photo Gallery
Flower indian-sarsaparilla-3indian-sarsaparilla-1
Fruit/ seed Fruit 10-15 cm long, green, narrow, cylindric, pointed at tip, in pair. Seeds-small, black, with a tauft of hairs at top.
Habitat and distribution Found under shade in moist localities or hedges
Flowering and fruiting August to December
Associated with Fringe of forest and dense hedge areas
Habit Perennial twiner, creeper or semierect shrub with a woody and fragment root stock. Stems purplish, slender and hairless.
Inflorescence Flowers in subsessile very small and greenish. All parts have milky latex.

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