African Plant Database

Asparagus capensis L. var. capensis
Information on the genus : Asparagus
Basionym : Asparagus capensis L.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Protasparagus capensis (L.) Oberm. var. capensis
 Asparagus capensis L. (1753)
 Protasparagus capensis (L.) Oberm.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Asparagus spinosissimus Dinter (1909)
=Asparagus nelsonii Baker (1875)
=Asparagus triacanthus Burm. f. (1768)
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Shrub- Ht 0.2 - 1 m. Alt: 1 - 1680 m. Distribution: NAM, EC, NC, WC

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • MARLOTH, HERMANN WILHELM RUDOLF (1992). Flora of Southern Africa with Synoptical Tables of the Genera of Higher Plants. Capetown 5[3]: 11-81
  • Bothalia 25[1&2]: 205-209 (1995).
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