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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. Last Changed: 18-Apr-2018
Species priority site is: Northeast Regional PI Station (NE9)
Accessions: 8 (3 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; 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. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. 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)
  3. 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.
  4. Bingham, M. et al. Flora of Zambia (on-line resource). (F Zambia Online)
  5. Dyer, R. A. et al., eds. Flora of southern Africa. (F SAfr)
  6. Fellingham, A. C. & N. L. Meyer 1995. New combinations and a complete list of Asparagus species in southern Africa (Asparagaceae) (Bothalia) 25:208.
  7. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  8. Jessop, J. P. 1966. The genus Asparagus in southern Africa (Bothalia) 9:53.
  9. Kanno, A. & J. Yokoyama 2011. Chapter 3. Asparagus (Wild Crop Rel Veg) 31-33, 40.
  10. 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.
  11. Malcomber, S. T. & D. Sebsebe 1993. The status of Protasparagus and Myrsiphyllum in the Asparagaceae Kew Bull. 48:68, 78.
  12. 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.
  13. Wood, J. R. I. A handbook of the Yemen flora. (F Yemen)

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 26 March 2019.