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Smilax zeylanica (Smilax zeylanica)


It is an annual vine erect or sometimes climbing a little. The stems are simple cylindrical, that reaches a size of 8 - 100 cm of congitud, smooth and hollow. Petiole 1.5 to 4.5 cm, barely winged; the tendrils sometimes present. The oval to oblong leaf, from 4 - 20 × 2 to 14 cm, the lower glaucous. The inflorescences in the form of an umbel with peduncle of 3-9 cm, slightly compressed; umbels of two sexes 20 - 30 flowers, thickened base. The male flowers: greenish-yellow or white tepals. The fruits are bluish-black, globose berries 6-7 mm in diameter.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum:

        • Class: Liliopsida

          • Order: Liliales

            • Family: Smilacaceae

              • Genus: Smilax