Glaucous Chlorophytum
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Glaucous Chlorophytum
ative Photo: Dinesh Valke
Common name: Glaucous Chlorophytum • Marathi: कपार मुसळी kapar musali
Botanical name: Chlorophytum glaucoides    Family: Asparagaceae (Asparagus family)

Glaucous Chlorophytum is a perennial herb, growing up to 50-80 cm tall. Leaves, arising from the base, are 4-6, 20-30 cm long, 2-4 cm broad, elliptic-lanceshaped, long-pointed, leathery. Leaf margins are not curled. Fragrant white flowers are borne in racemes 20-30 cm long, covered with sheathing scales. Bracts are persistent. Stamens are 6, and the style is slender. Capsule is black, round, 8 mm across. Glaucous Chlorophytum is found in Western Ghats. Flowering: August.

Identification credit: Shrikant Ingalhalikar, Ajay Nalawade Photographed at Kas Plateau, Satara, Maharashtra.

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