Taxon: Asparagus aethiopicus L.

 
Genus: Asparagus
Family: Asparagaceae
  Subfamily: Asparagoideae
Nomen number: 446667
Place of publication: Mant. pl. 1:63. 1767
Name Verified on: 08-Jul-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 01-Sep-2004
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 4 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide F Ethiop)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Pl Protect Quart. 11(2):49-50. 1996, as A. densiflorus; F Aust 49:505. 1994)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • Southern Africa: South Africa - Eastern Cape, - North West, - Northern Cape, - Western Cape

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Northern America

    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: West Indies
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Uruguay
    • Western South America: Ecuador - Galapagos Islands

  • Cultivated:

  • Africa

    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia

References:

  • Flora of Australia. Online version. (F AustOnline)
  • Batchelor, K. L. & J. K. Scott 2006. Review of the current taxonomic status and authorship for Asparagus weeds in Australia Pl. Protect. Quart. 21:128.
  • Demilly, D. et al. Liste alphabétique des principales espèces de plantes cultivées et de mauvaises herbes. Noms latins et noms français, ed. 6. 1996 (L Noms French ed6)
  • Dyer, R. A. et al., eds. Flora of southern Africa. 1963- (F SAfr)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • George, A. S., ed. 1994. Flora of Australia. 1980- (F Aust) 49:504-505.
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  • Green, P. S. 1986. The correct name for Asparagus sprengeri (Plantsman) 7:249-250.
  • Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  • Keighery, G. 1996. Native, naturalized and cultivated Asparagaceae in Western Australia Pl. Protect. Quart. 11(2):49-50.
  • Parsons, W. T. & E. G. Cuthbertson Noxious weeds of Australia. 1992 (Noxweed Aust)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Asparagus aethiopicus L. :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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.