African Plant Database

Asparagus asparagoides (L.) Druce
Protologue : Bot. Exch. Club Brit. Isles Rep. 3: 414 (1913)
Information on the genus : Asparagus
Basionym : Medeola asparagoides L.
Status for NA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Asparagus asparagoides (L.) W. Wight
 Myrsiphyllum asparagoides (L.) Willd. (1808)
 Medeola asparagoides L.
 Elide asparagoides (L.) Kerguélen (1993)
 Hecatris asparagoides (L.) Salisb.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Asparagus asparagoides auct. sensu Jessop, non (L.) W.Wight, p.p.
=Myrsiphyllum angustifolium (Mill.) Willd.
=Asparagus medeoloides var. angustifolius (Mill.) Baker
=Medeola angustifolia Mill. (1768)
=Asparagus kuisibensis Dinter (1931)
=Dracaena medeoloides L. f. (1782)
=Ruscus volubilis Thunb.
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Climber- Ht 0.4 - 5 m. Alt: 6 - 3000 m. Distribution: LES, NAM, EC, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NC, NW, WC, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. S. Africa 5[3]: 73 (1992).
  • Bothalia 25[1&2]: 205-209 (1995).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Afrique N. 5: 231 (1958).
  • Fl. Eur. 5: 72 (1980).
  • HANSEN, A. & P. SUNDING (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 1-295
  • Valdès, B. (1996). Nuevas citas para la flora de Marruecos. In Biodiversity of N Morocco. Lagascalia 18: 224-227
  • Borges P.A.V., C. Abreu & al. (2008). A list of the terrestrial fungi, flora and fauna of Madeira and Selvagens archipelagos. Direcção Regional do Ambiente da Madeira and Universidade dos Açores
  • Ibn Tattou, M. & M. Fennane (2009). Flore vasculaire du Maroc, inventaire et chorologie [2]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 39: 144

Bibliography other :
  • Kipkoech S. & al. (2020). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Aberdare Ranges Forest, a part of Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot PhytoKeys 149: 17
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