Taxon: Asparagus falcatus L.

 
Genus: Asparagus
Family: Asparagaceae
  Subfamily: Asparagoideae
Nomen number: 5511
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:313. 1753
Name Verified on: 19-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 02-Dec-1998
Species priority site is: Northeast Regional PI Station (NE9)
Accessions: 10 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Eur Gard F)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia; Somalia
    • South Tropical Africa: Mozambique
    • Southern Africa: South Africa - Eastern Cape, - KwaZulu-Natal, - Limpopo, - Mpumalanga; Swaziland
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Rwanda
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Yemen
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Sri Lanka

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Agnew, A. D. Q. Upland Kenya wild flowers: a flora of the ferns and herbaceous flowering plants of upland Kenya. 1974 (Flow Kenya)
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • 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)
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. 1980- (F Ceylon)
  • 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)
  • Fellingham, A. C. & N. L. Meyer 1995. New combinations and a complete list of Asparagus species in southern Africa (Asparagaceae) (Bothalia) 25:207.
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  • Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 1974-1989 (F LAnt)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Malcomber, S. T. & D. Sebsebe 1993. The status of Protasparagus and Myrsiphyllum in the Asparagaceae Kew Bull. 48:68, 76.
  • Obermeyer, A. A. 1983. Protasparagus Oberm., nom. nov.: new combinations S. African J. Bot. 2:244.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. 1993- (F Somalia)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. 1986- (Eur Gard F)
  • Wood, J. R. I. A handbook of the Yemen flora. 1997 (F Yemen)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Asparagus falcatus L. :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • 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.