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The Family Smilacaceae in Assam, India


The paper deals with 11 taxa of Smilax L. and one species of Heterosmilax Kunth under the family Smilacaceae from Assam. Smilax lanceifolia Roxb., S. aspericaulis Wall. ex A.DC., S. ocreata A.DC., and S. zeylanica L. constitute additions to the flora of Assam. Detailed taxonomic accounts, photographs and ethnobotanical notes are provided for the spices recorded.


Assam, Flora, Heterosmilax, New Records, Smilax.


Author Biography

Sanjib Baruah

Assistant Professor

Dept of Botany

Bodoland University

Kokrajhar, Assam


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