Taxon: Asphodelus tenuifolius Cav.

Genus: Asphodelus
Family: Asphodelaceae
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Nomen number: 401563
Place of publication: Anales Ci. Nat. 3:46. 1801
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 04-Feb-1997 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2007
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Atlas WWeed; WorldWeeds)

Distributional Range:



  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Spain Canary Islands
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Eritrea ; Somalia ; Sudan ; Yemen Socotra
    • Northern Africa: Algeria ; Egypt ; Libya ; Morocco ; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Bahrain ; Kuwait ; Saudi Arabia ; Yemen
    • Western Asia: Cyprus ; Egypt Sinai; Iran ; Iraq ; Israel ; Jordan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India ; Pakistan

  • Naturalized

  • Africa

    • Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius


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