Botanical name: Indurgia raogibikei Family: Asparagaceae (Asparagus family)
Synonyms: Drimia raogibikei, Urginea raogibikei
Rao Squill is a herb with flowers and leaves not appearing simultaneously. It is named for GBK Rao, engineer and environmentalist, known for his call to Save the trees and save Mankind. It is a plant upto 15 cm tall, with linear leaves and reduced thyrses, flowers almost stalkless. Flowers have pale yellow petals, having brownish bands. Flowers are borne in a congested inflorescence 10-20 cm long. They are day-blooming with flowers open for a short period in the afternoon to early evening. Rao Squill differs from Drimia wightii in its leaves dry at flowering time, and ovoid-oblong capsules. Rao Squill is native to South India. Flowering: April-May.
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