Taxon: Asparagus asparagoides (L.) Druce

 
Genus: Asparagus
Family: Asparagaceae
  Subfamily: Asparagoideae
Nomen number: 4494
Place of publication: Rep. Bot. Exch. Club Soc. Brit. Isles 3:414. 1914 (Century Dict. 12(suppl.):845, sub Myrsiphyllum. 1909, nom. inval.)
Comment: authorship often credited to W. Wight in Century Dict., but there A. asparagoides appears under (Asparagus subg.) Myrsiphyllum without citation of basionym or ascription of authorship
Name Verified on: 08-Nov-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 27-Jan-2006
Species priority site is: Northeast Regional PI Station (NE9)
Accessions: 12 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Noxweed Aust; Dict Gard; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of asparagus (based on crossing barriers with Asparagus officinalis fide Wild Crop Rel Veg 3:33. 2011)
  • Weed: (fide Invasive Pl Spec; Noxweed Aust, a minor weed in Australia; Pl Protect Quart 11(2):49. 1996, a major weed)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia
    • Southern Africa: Lesotho; Namibia; South Africa - KwaZulu-Natal, - Free State, - Eastern Cape, - Northern Cape, - Western Cape, - Gauteng, - Limpopo, - Mpumalanga, - North West; Swaziland

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores, - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • Southeastern Europe: Italy - Sicily
    • Southwestern Europe: France - Corsica; Portugal
  • Northern America

    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California
  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Argentina; Uruguay

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Flora of Australia. Online version. (F AustOnline)
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Allan, H. H. B. et al. Flora of New Zealand. 1961- (F NZeal)
  • 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)
  • Batchelor, K. L. & J. K. Scott 2006. Review of the current taxonomic status and authorship for Asparagus weeds in Australia Pl. Protect. Quart. 21:129.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • George, A. S., ed. 1987. Flora of Australia. 1980- (F Aust) 45:163.
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  • Hansen, A. & P. Sunding Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 4. Sommerfeltia vol. 17. 1993 (L Macar ed4)
  • Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Instituto de Botánica Darwinion Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares. 2008 (F ConoSur)
  • 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) 33.
  • Keighery, G. 1996. Native, naturalized and cultivated Asparagaceae in Western Australia Pl. Protect. Quart. 11(2):49-50.
  • Kleinjan, C. A. & P. B. Edwards 1999. A reappraisal of the identification and distribution of Asparagus asparagoides in southern Africa S. African J. Bot. 65:23-31.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Obermeyer, A. A. 1984. Revision of the genus Myrsiphyllum Willd. (Bothalia) 15:78.
  • 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)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. 1964-1980 (F Eur)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. 1986- (Eur Gard F)
  • Weber, E. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds. 2003 (Invasive Pl Spec)

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