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Taxon: Asparagus prostratus Dumort.

Genus: Asparagus
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Asparagoideae
Nomen number: 5538
Place of publication: Fl. belg. 138. 1827
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 17-Jun-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

Distributional Range:


    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Ireland (s.e.), United Kingdom [England (s.), Wales]
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Belgium (n.), Germany (n.w.), Netherlands (n.)
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (n. & w.), Spain (n.)


  1. Castro, P. et al. 2013. Assessment of genetic diversity and phylogenetic relationships in Asparagus species related to Asparagus officinalis. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 60:1275-1288.
  2. Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). Note: = Asparagus officinalis subsp. prostratus (Dumort.) Corb.
  3. González Castañón, M. L. & A. Falavigna. 2008. Asparagus germplasm and interspecific hybridization. Acta Hort. 776:325. Note: mentions
  4. Kay, Q. O. N. et al. 2001. Taxonomy of the western European endemic Asparagus prostratus (A. officinalis subsp. prostratus) (Asparagaceae). Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 137:127-137.
  5. Moreno, R. et al. 2008. Origin of tetraploid cultivated Asparagus landraces inferred from nuclear ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacer's polymorphisms. Ann. Appl. Biol. 153:233-241.
  6. Rich, T. C. G. et al. 2002. Distribution and population sizes of Asparagus prostratus Dumort., wild asparagus, in Britain. Watsonia 24:183-192.
  7. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea. Note: = Asparagus officinalis subsp. prostratus (Dumort.) Corb.

Check other web resources for Asparagus prostratus Dumort. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?5538. Accessed 13 August 2020.