Asparagus radiatus Sebsebe

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Common names:
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Dry rocky slopes with Androstachys johnstonii
Altitude range: 100 m (approx)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Only known from the Mozambique-Eswatini border area.
Mozambique distribution: M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 120. Probably as Asparagus angusticladus

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 76.

Demissew, S. (2008). Asparagaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Pages 28 - 29. (Includes a picture).

Siebert, S. & Mössmer, M. (Editors) (2002). SABONET Southern Mozambique Expedition 2001; Provisional Plant Checklist of the Maputo Elephant Reserve (MER) and Licuati Forest Reserve (LFR) SABONET News 7(1) Page 24. As Asparagus aethiopicus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Asparagus radiatus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Asparagus radiatus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Asparagus radiatus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Asparagus radiatus
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iNaturalist: Asparagus radiatus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Asparagus radiatus
JSTOR Plant Science: Asparagus radiatus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Asparagus radiatus
Plants of the World Online: Asparagus radiatus
Tropicos: Asparagus radiatus
Wikipedia: Asparagus radiatus

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: Species information: Asparagus radiatus., retrieved 9 December 2023

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