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Asparagus africanus Lam.
Family : ASPARAGACEAE
Protologue : Encycl. (Lamarck) 1(1): 295 (1783)
Information on the genus : Asparagus
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Asparagus africanus Lam. var. africanus
 Protasparagus africanus (Lam.) Oberm. (1983)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Asparagopsis juniperina Kunth
=Asparagopsis schlechtendalii Kunth (1850)
=Asparagopsis scoparia Kunth (1850)
=Asparagus cooperi Baker (1874)
=Protasparagus cooperi (Baker) Oberm. (1904)
=*Asparagus africanus auct.
=*Asparagus burkei Baker (1875)
=*Asparagus rivalis Burch. ex Kies (1951)
=Asparagus conglomeratus Baker (1898)
=Asparagus dinteri Engl. & K. Krause (1910)
=Asparagus fleckii Schinz
=Asparagus francisci K. Krause (1914)
=Asparagus judtii Schinz
=Asparagus lugardii Baker (1898)
=Asparagus patens K. Krause (1914)
=Protasparagus multiflorus (Baker) Oberm.
=Asparagus multiflorus Baker (1875) (SA = mixed status)
=*Asparagus asiaticus auct. Baker (1875), Cufod. (1971), non L.
=Asparagus asiaticus var. mitis (A. Rich.) Chiov.
=Asparagus mitis A. Rich. (1850)
=Asparagus buruensis Engl. (1910)
=Asparagus irregularis Baker (1875)
=Asparagus sennii Chiov. (1932)
=Asparagus shirensis Baker (1898)
=Asparagus sidamensis Cufod. (1969)
=Asparagopsis lamarckii Kunth (1850)
=Asparagus dependens Thunb. (1794)
=*Asparagus gourmacus A. Chev. (1920)
=Asparagus asiaticus var. amharicus Pic. Serm. (1951)
=Asparagus africanus var. biarticulatus De Wild. & T. Durand
=Asparagus africanus var. microcarpus Balf. f.
=Asparagus africanus var. pubescens Baker
 
Taxon infra-specific
Asparagus africanus Lam. var. africanus
Asparagus africanus var. puberulus (Baker) Sebsebe (2006)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect or climbing or scrambling shrub 0,5-5 m long
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Ecology : Combretum and ericaceous bushland; thicket; forest margins; grassland; secondary and ruderal vegetation; Brachystegia and Acacia woodland; common on termite mounds; in clumps in moist sandy savanna; dunes; hillsides; Juniperus forest; 0-3800 m alt.
  Comprises 2 vars.: - var. africanus; - var. puberulus with densely pubescent shoots and cladodes absent at anthesis. A variable complex: variable in length, shape and colour of spines; pubescence; number of flowers per cluster.
  Namibia, S. Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland; Egypt; Socotra; Arabia E-wards to India.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Peyre de Fabrègues B. & J. P. Lebrun (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:34 (2012)
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména
 
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