Smilax aspera

Smilax aspera, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Liliopsida
Subclassis: Liliidae
Ordo: Liliales
Familia: Smilacaceae
Genus: Smilax
Species: Smilax aspera

Vernacular Names

Ελληνικά, Κυπριακά: Αντζουλόβατος, Αρκόβατος

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Rough Bindweed (Smilax aspera) is a species of flowering vine in the greenbriar family, Smilacaceae. It is native to Africa, Europe, Southwest Asia, and South Asia. The fruit is not used, what is used is its root and it have a lot of medicinal propierties .[1]

References

1. ^ "Smilax aspera L.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 1996-04-22. http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?34514. Retrieved 2009-04-12.

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