Tropical Plant Research

Tropical Plant Research

An International Journal by Society for Tropical Plant Research

ISSN (E): 2349-1183 ISSN (P): 2349-9265
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2018, VOLUME 5 ISSUE 1Pages: 116-120

Ethnobotanical profiling of Asparagus aethiopicus L.

Gaddeyya Gandipilli* and Esteru Rani Geddada
*Centre of Advanced Study, Department of Botany, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam-530003, Andhra Pradesh, India
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An ethnobotanical survey was conducted to collect the information and medicinal properties of Asparagus aethiopicus, a perennial monocot herb ofAsparagaceae family. The plants were collected from the fields of Visakhapatnam District in the Andhra Pradesh state of India. The live specimens were used for the description of plants and some of the plant material was dried and stored for long term preservation of the species and for further study. The present study aimed to describe botanical aspects and medicinal value of the species.
<em>Asparagus aethiopicus </em>L.: <strong>A</strong>, Branch; <strong>B</strong>, Cladodes; <strong>C</strong>, Flowering; <strong>D</strong>, Fruiting; <strong>E</strong>, Tuber roots.

Fig.: Asparagus aethiopicus L.: A, Branch; B, Cladodes; C, Flowering; D, Fruiting; E, Tuber roots.