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I am not sure which drawing actually are the right. I think the upper one is, with the red berries - but the lower one with the round rhizomes.


The plant from Sophiahi.com.   

Author: William Roxburgh, 1832
Family:  SMILACACEAE
Origin:  Assam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam
Soil:  Rich Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  3-5 Metres
Flower:  Whitish Green
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Smilax hookeri Kunth, 1850.
Smilax trigona
Warb. 1900.
Smilax calophylla
var. concolor C.H. Wright, 1903.
Smilax glabra
var. maculata E. Bodinier, 1905.
Smilax dunniana
H. LÚv. 1911.
Smilax blinii
H. LÚv. 1914.
Smilax mengmaensis
R.H. Miao, 1982.

This dioecious member of the Smilacaceae family was given this name by William Roxburgh in 1832. It is found in most of Asia, growing in a rather rich but well drained soil with quite some water and little to some sun. The swollen roots can grow to five centimetres in diameter, the vines can reach for three to five metres. The flowers are whitish green.

The genera name is the classical name for Bindweed. The species name mean 'hairless' or 'smooth'.


The caudex from Namangrocer.com. They have tons of them.