Asparagus petersianus Kunth

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Asparagus petersianus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path from Nhago Camp to nearby settlement, Coutada 12

Asparagus petersianus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path from Nhago Camp to nearby settlement, Coutada 12

Asparagus petersianus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path from Nhago Camp to nearby settlement, Coutada 12

Asparagus petersianus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path from Nhago Camp to nearby settlement, Coutada 12

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Status: Native
Description:
Much branched climbing shrub; branches terete, smooth; branchlets spreading, up to 13 cm long. Leaves not produced into a basal spur. Cladodes in dense crowded clusters, capillary, curved, angled, 6 – 9 mm long. (Source J. G. Baker (1898) in Flora of Tropical Africa, Vol 7; 421.)
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Derivation of specific name: petersianus: named after Professor Wilhelm Peters (1815-1863) of Berlin who collected in Mozambique in the early 19th century.
Habitat: Open Brachystegia woodland, secondary scrub woodland and relict forest.
Altitude range: 0 - 600 m
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania and Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS
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Content last updated: Wednesday 22 November 2017
Literature:

Demissew, S. (2008). Asparagaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Page 8.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Asparagus petersianus
African Plant Database: Asparagus petersianus
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Asparagus petersianus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Asparagus petersianus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Asparagus petersianus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Asparagus petersianus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Asparagus petersianus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Asparagus petersianus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Asparagus petersianus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Asparagus petersianus
Ispot Southern Africa: Asparagus petersianus
JSTOR Plant Science: Asparagus petersianus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Asparagus petersianus
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Asparagus petersianus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Asparagus petersianus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Asparagus petersianus
Tropicos: Asparagus petersianus


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Asparagus petersianus.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=180980, retrieved 14 December 2017

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