Taxon: Asparagus retrofractus L.

 
Genus: Asparagus
Family: Asparagaceae
  Subfamily: Asparagoideae
Nomen number: 5541
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:313. 1753
Name Verified on: 16-Apr-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 02-Dec-1998
Species priority site is: Northeast Regional PI Station (NE9)
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Hortus 3; Dict Gard; Eur Gard F)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • Southern Africa: Botswana; Namibia; South Africa - Eastern Cape, - North West, - Northern Cape, - Western Cape

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • 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)
  • Dyer, R. A. et al., eds. Flora of southern Africa. 1963- (F SAfr)
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  • Fellingham, A. C. & N. L. Meyer 1995. New combinations and a complete list of Asparagus species in southern Africa (Asparagaceae) (Bothalia) 25:208.
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  • Gibbs Russell, G. E. et al. List of species of Southern African plants, ed. 2. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa v. 51. 1985; v. 56. 1987 (L SAfr)
  • González Castañón, M. L. & A. Falavigna 2008. Asparagus germplasm and interspecific hybridization Acta Hort. 776:325.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Kanno, A. & J. Yokoyama 2011. Chapter 3. Asparagus (Wild Crop Rel Veg) 39.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • 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)
  • Stajner, N. et al. 2002. Genetic variability of economically important Asparagus species as revealed by genome size analysis and rDNA ITS polymorphisms Pl. Sci. (Elsevier) 162:931.
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. 1986- (Eur Gard F)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Asparagus retrofractus 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.