Smilax

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Smilax L.

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Smilax aspera at Sète (France)
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For a history of sarsaparillas, see the page Salsepareille (fr).


Biology

Classification

Species

Species important against syphilis

'True' sarsaparillas came from the Americas. They are :

China root, Smilax china, imported from China, has to be added.

Species eaten for their starchy rhizome

Some species are eaten for their starchy rhizomes:

List of all species on Pl@ntUse

References

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