Taxon: Asparagus densiflorus (Kunth) Jessop

 
Genus: Asparagus
Family: Asparagaceae
  Subfamily: Asparagoideae
Nomen number: 300048
Place of publication: Bothalia 9:65. 1966
Comment: non Asparagus densiflorus auct. nonn. (= A. aethiopicus L.)
Name Verified on: 16-Apr-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 26-Jan-2012
Species priority site is: Northeast Regional PI Station (NE9)
Accessions: 31 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Zander ed17; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Gene sources: potential for disease resistance in asparagus (fide Wild Crop Rel Veg 3:32. 2011)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of asparagus (based on crossing barriers with Asparagus officinalis fide Wild Crop Rel Veg 3:32. 2011)
  • Weed: (fide Invasive Pl Spec)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • Southern Africa: Lesotho; South Africa - Eastern Cape, - Free State, - Gauteng, - KwaZulu-Natal, - Limpopo, - Mpumalanga, - Northern Cape; Swaziland

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62. 1993 (Pl SAfr)
  • Dyer, R. A. et al., eds. Flora of southern Africa. 1963- (F SAfr)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  • Fellingham, A. C. & N. L. Meyer 1995. New combinations and a complete list of Asparagus species in southern Africa (Asparagaceae) (Bothalia) 25:206.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  • González Castañón, M. L. & A. Falavigna 2008. Asparagus germplasm and interspecific hybridization Acta Hort. 776:325.
  • Huttleston, D. G. 1970. The names of three commonly cultivated ornamental asparaguses (Liliaceae) (Baileya) 17:59.
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Kanno, A. & J. Yokoyama 2011. Chapter 3. Asparagus (Wild Crop Rel Veg) 23-42.
  • Kanno, A. & J. Yokoyama 2011. Chapter 3. Asparagus (Wild Crop Rel Veg) 23-42.
  • Kubota, S. et al. 2012. Molecular phylogeny of the genus Asparagus (Asparagaceae) explains interspecific crossability between the garden asparagus (A. officinalis) and other Asparagus species Theor. Appl. Genet. 124:345-354.
  • Kubota, S. et al. 2012. Molecular phylogeny of the genus Asparagus (Asparagaceae) explains interspecific crossability between the garden asparagus (A. officinalis) and other Asparagus species Theor. Appl. Genet. 124:345-354.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium 1976. Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3) 118.
  • Malcomber, S. T. & D. Sebsebe 1993. The status of Protasparagus and Myrsiphyllum in the Asparagaceae Kew Bull. 48:68, 76.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. 1986- (Eur Gard F)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Asparagus densiflorus (Kunth) Jessop :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.