Taxon: Asparagus racemosus Willd.

 
Genus: Asparagus
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Asparagoideae
Nomen number: 5540
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2(1):152. 1799
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/613045
Typification:
Name Verified on: 16-Apr-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Apr-2018
Species priority site is: Northeast Regional PI Station (NE9)
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Mozambique
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, [Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga] Swaziland
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
    • INDO-CHINA: India, [Andaman and Nicobar] Myanmar
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, [Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Moluccas] Malaysia (Malaya)

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Northern Territory (n.), Queensland (n.), Western Australia (n.)]


References:

  1. 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)
  2. Bopana, N. & S. Saxena 2007. Asparagus racemosus - Ethnopharmacological evaluation and conservation needs J. Ethnopharmacol. 110:1-15.
  3. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India 1985. The wealth of India: a dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products. Raw materials (revised edition). (Wealth India RM ed2) 1:470-471.
  4. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  5. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  6. Dyer, R. A. et al., eds. Flora of southern Africa. (F SAfr)
  7. Fellingham, A. C. & N. L. Meyer 1995. New combinations and a complete list of Asparagus species in southern Africa (Asparagaceae) (Bothalia) 25:208.
  8. Fukuda, T. et al. 2005. Molecular phylogeny of the genus Asparagus (Asparagaceae) inferred from plastid petB intron and petD-rpoA intergeneric spacer sequences Pl. Species Biol. 20:121-132.
  9. George, A. S., ed. Flora of Australia. (F Aust)
  10. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  11. González Castañón, M. L. & A. Falavigna 2008. Asparagus germplasm and interspecific hybridization Acta Hort. 776:320, 325.
  12. Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim. (F Bhutan)
  13. Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. (L Nepal)
  14. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  15. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  16. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  17. Kanno, A. & J. Yokoyama 2011. Chapter 3. Asparagus (Wild Crop Rel Veg) 38.
  18. 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.
  19. Malcomber, S. T. & D. Sebsebe 1993. The status of Protasparagus and Myrsiphyllum in the Asparagaceae Kew Bull. 48:68, 77.
  20. Matthew, K. M. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic. (F TamilC)
  21. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  22. Obermeyer, A. A. 1983. Protasparagus Oberm., nom. nov.: new combinations S. African J. Bot. 2:244.
  23. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  24. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  25. Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. Flora malesiana. (F Males)
  26. Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. (F Somalia)
  27. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Asparagus racemosus Willd. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • 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
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • 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.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?5540. Accessed 22 April 2018.