Short Scaped Spider Plant
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Short Scaped Spider Plant
Photo: Pravin Kawale
Common name: Short Scaped Spider Plant • Hindi: सफ़ैद मुस्ली Safed musli • Marathi: फुलकाडी Phulkadi, Kula
Botanical name: Chlorophytum breviscapum    Family: Asparagaceae (Asparagus family)

Short Scaped Spider Plant is an annual herb, growing up to 20-30 cm high, with tuberous roots. Short stem has clustered, radical leaves, 6-9 in number, about a foot long, linear lancelike. The leaves are sharp tipped, wavy, shining above and pale beneath, ending below in a broad leaf-stalk. Scape is only 10-20 cm long. White flowers, 1 cm across, occur in racemes 5-10 cm long. Bracts are membarnous, lancelike. Flowers have 6 "petals", linear in shape. Six stamens, about 8 mm long, with 3 mm yellow anthers. Capsules are 3-winged, with black seeds. Flowering: September.

Identification credit: Pravin Kawale Photographed in Alibag, Maharashtra.

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