Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Taiwan,
Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam
hookeri Kunth, 1850.
Smilax trigona Warb. 1900.
Smilax calophylla var. concolor C.H. Wright,
Smilax glabra var. maculata E. Bodinier,
Smilax dunniana H. LÚv. 1911.
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'.