1113.000 Asparagus L.



Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or sub-shrubs, usually with short rhizomes, erect or climbing, generally branched with green, flat cladodes in axils. Leaves appressed to stem, not green, scale-like; base spurred, often extending to spines. Inflorescence an axillary cluster, sometimes racemes or umbels, rarely solitary; bracteoles membranous. Perianth campanulate or sub-globose; segments free, occasionally connate at base. Fruit berries. Seeds 1-few.

Worldwide: 130-140 species, in the Old World excluding Australasia

Mozambique: 31 taxa.

Asparagus chimanimanensis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
africanus Lam. var. africanus N,Z,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
africanus Lam. var. puberulus (Baker) Sebsebe T,MS,M
asparagoides (L.) DruceMS (other?)Description, Image
aspergillus JessopN,Z,MS
buchananii BakerN,Z,T,MS,M
chimanimanensis Sebsebe[NrEnd][LR-nt]MSDescription, Image
densiflorus (Kunth) JessopMImage
devenishii (Oberm.) Fellingham & N. L. Mey.MS
divaricatus (Oberm.) Fellingham & N.L. Mey.M
edulis (Oberm.) Fellingham & N.L. Mey.M
exuvialis Burch.GI,M
falcatus L. var. falcatus N,Z,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
flagellaris (Kunth) BakerN,Z,T,MS
humilis Engl.N,M
krebsianus (Kunth) JessopN,Z,T
laricinus Burch.MSDescription, Image
longicladus N.E. Br.T
lynetteae (Oberm.) Fellingham & N. L. Mey.[NrEnd]M
macowanii BakerM
migeodii SebsebeZ
minutiflorus (Kunth) BakerGI,M
natalensis (Baker) Fellingham & N.L. Mey.GI,M
pendulus (Oberm.) Fellingham & N.L. Mey.T
petersianus Kunth[NrEnd]N,Z,MSDescription, Image
psilurus BakerMS
racemosus Willd.MS
radiatus Sebsebe[NrEnd][VU]M
schroederi Engl.N,Z,T
setaceus (Kunth) JessopN,Z,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
suaveolens Burch.GI
virgatus BakerN,GI,MS,MDescription, Image

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Asparagus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Asparagus
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Tropicos: Asparagus
Wikipedia: Asparagus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Asparagus.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=359, retrieved 28 September 2023

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