African Plant Database

Asparagus asparagoides (L.) W. Wight
Information on the genus : Asparagus
Basionym : Medeola asparagoides L.
Statuts nomenclatural : invalid name
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Asparagus asparagoides (L.) Druce
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Asparagus asparagoides (L.) Druce (1913)
 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
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Climbing or suberect annual to perennial herb to 3 m high; branches glabrous, not spiny;
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Ecology : Dry or moist forest; forest margins; riverine forest; less often in woodland or secondary bushland; Juniperus forest; mixed forest with bamboo; 1000-3000 m alt.
  Variable in size of cladodes and tubers.
  Naturalised (and cultivated) in S Europe, Mediterranean area, recently in Australia; “a serious environmental weed” (Turner & al. in Austral. Ecol. 33: 713-722, 2008.
  S. Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland
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Record n°34688
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