African Plant Database

Asparagus flagellaris (Kunth) Baker
Protologue : J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 14: 614 (1875)
Information on the genus : Asparagus
Basionym : Asparagopsis flagellaris Kunth
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Asparagopsis flagellaris Kunth (1850)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Asparagus africanus var. abyssinicus (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Fiori
=Asparagus abyssinicus Hochst. ex A. Rich. (1850)
=Asparagus pauli-guilelmi Solms (1867)
=Asparagus schweinfurthii Baker (1875)
=Asparagus somalensis Chiov. (1916)
=Asparagus pauli-guilelmi var. daltonii Baker
=Asparagus pauli-guilelmi var. katangensis De Wild. & T. Durand (1901)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect shrub to 2-3 m tall, rarely climbing or scrambling, to 4 m
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Ecology : Grassland; wooded grassland; scattered tree grassland; (dry) bushland; often in regularly burned areas; shallow soil over limestone or on limestone outcrops; woodland; humid places; gravelly soils; miombo woodland; fallows; 0-2100 m alt.
  Saudi Arabia.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
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  • BOUDET G. & J.P. LEBRUN (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16 : 339
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:34 (2012)
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 90
  • CÉSAR J. & C. CHATELAIN (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména : 96
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