African Plant Database

Asparagus scaberulus A. Rich.
Protologue : Tent. Fl. Abyss. 2: 320 (1850)  
Information on the genus : Asparagus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Asparagus asiaticus var. scaberulus (A. Rich.) Engl.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect to climbing-scrambling shrub to 2 m tall
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Ecology : Acacia, Commiphora woodland; open Acacia woodland; grassland; bushed grassland; thickets; dry river beds; rocky hillsides in bushland; 230-1500 m alt.
  A quite distinct species and not a variety of A. asiaticus (not of A. africanus as cited in Fl. Eth. & Eritrea, l.c.).
  Arabia ?

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 90
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Record n°34729 modified 2007-03-21
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