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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
Name Verified on: 16-Apr-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 15 (5 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore; folklore; folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

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

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

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


References:

  1. Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. 1993. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62 Note: = Protasparagus racemosus (Willd.) Oberm.
  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). 1:470-471.
  4. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980-. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  5. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  6. Dyer, R. A. et al., eds. 1963-. Flora of southern Africa. Note: = Protasparagus racemosus (Willd.) Oberm.
  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. 1980-. Flora of Australia. Note: = Protasparagus racemosus (Willd.) Oberm.
  10. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14
  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. 1984-. Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim.
  13. Hara, H. et al. 1978-1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  14. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards. 1989-. Flora of Ethiopia Note: Eritrea added in 2000
  15. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  16. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  17. Kanno, A. & J. Yokoyama. 2011. Chapter 3. Asparagus. Wild crop relatives: genomic and breeding resources, vegetables 23-42. Note: mentions
  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. Note: this study evaluated 23 species of Asparagus; it found A. racemosus within a weakly supported clade of members of subgenus Protoasparagus, all hermaphroditic species, and with crossing incompatibilities with A. officinalis
  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. 1983. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic.
  21. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  22. Obermeyer, A. A. 1983. Protasparagus Oberm., nom. nov.: new combinations. S. African J. Bot. 2:244. Note: = Protasparagus racemosus (Willd.) Oberm.
  23. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  24. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  25. Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1948-. Flora malesiana.
  26. Thulin, M., ed. 1993-. Flora of Somalia.
  27. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).

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.
  • 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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=5540. Accessed 23 October 2019.