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Taxon: Asparagus virgatus Baker

 
Genus: Asparagus
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Asparagoideae
Nomen number: 5560
Place of publication: W. W. Saunders, Refug. bot. 3: t. 214. 1870
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 06-Sep-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 8 (3 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental;

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Tanzania
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Mozambique, Zambia
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Eswatini, Namibia, South Africa [KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North-West]

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Yemen


    Naturalized

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Queensland (s.e.)]


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 virgatus (Baker) Oberm
  2. Batchelor, K. L. & J. K. Scott. 2006. Review of the current taxonomic status and authorship for Asparagus weeds in Australia. Pl. Protect. Quart. 21:129.
  3. Bingham, M. et al. Flora of Zambia (on-line resource).
  4. Dyer, R. A. et al., eds. 1963-. Flora of southern Africa. Note: = Protasparagus virgatus (Baker) Oberm
  5. Fellingham, A. C. & N. L. Meyer. 1995. New combinations and a complete list of Asparagus species in southern Africa (Asparagaceae). Bothalia 25:208.
  6. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14
  7. Jessop, J. P. 1966. The genus Asparagus in southern Africa. Bothalia 9:53.
  8. Kanno, A. & J. Yokoyama. 2011. Chapter 3. Asparagus. Wild crop relatives: genomic and breeding resources, vegetables 23-42.
  9. 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.
  10. Malcomber, S. T. & D. Sebsebe. 1993. The status of Protasparagus and Myrsiphyllum in the Asparagaceae. Kew Bull. 48:68, 78.
  11. 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) 162:931-937.
  12. Wood, J. R. I. 1997. A handbook of the Yemen flora.
  13. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Asparagus virgatus Baker :

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • 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.
  • 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=5560. Accessed 24 August 2019.