Taxon: Asparagus falcatus L.

 
Genus: Asparagus
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Asparagoideae
Nomen number: 5511
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:313. 1753
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/358332
Typification:
Name Verified on: 19-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Apr-2018
Species priority site is: Northeast Regional PI Station (NE9)
Accessions: 4 in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

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

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia, Somalia
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Rwanda
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Mozambique
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa, [Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga] Swaziland

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Yemen

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Sri Lanka


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Agnew, A. D. Q. Upland Kenya wild flowers: a flora of the ferns and herbaceous flowering plants of upland Kenya. (Flow Kenya)
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  3. 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)
  4. Australian Government Departments of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities Weeds in Australia (on-line resource). (Weeds Aust Online)
  5. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  6. Dyer, R. A. et al., eds. Flora of southern Africa. (F SAfr)
  7. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  8. Fellingham, A. C. & N. L. Meyer 1995. New combinations and a complete list of Asparagus species in southern Africa (Asparagaceae) (Bothalia) 25:207.
  9. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  10. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  11. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  12. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  13. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  14. 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.
  15. Malcomber, S. T. & D. Sebsebe 1993. The status of Protasparagus and Myrsiphyllum in the Asparagaceae Kew Bull. 48:68, 76.
  16. Obermeyer, A. A. 1983. Protasparagus Oberm., nom. nov.: new combinations S. African J. Bot. 2:244.
  17. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  18. Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. (F Somalia)
  19. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)
  20. Wood, J. R. I. A handbook of the Yemen flora. (F Yemen)

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.

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?id=5511. Accessed 27 April 2018.