Asparagus asparagoides

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Asparagus asparagoides

Taxonavigation

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Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Asparagaceae
Subfamilia: Asparagoideae
Genus: Asparagus
Species: Asparagus asparagoides

Name

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Asparagus asparagoides (L.) Druce, Rep. Bot. Exch. Club Soc. Brit. Isles 3: 414 (1914).

Synonyms

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  • Basionym
    • Medeola asparagoides L., Sp. Pl.: 339 (1753).
  • Homotypic
    • Myrsiphyllum asparagoides (L.) Willd., Mag. Neuesten Entdeck. Gesammten Naturk. Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin 2: 25 (1808).
    • Elide asparagoides (L.) Kerguélen, Collect. Partim. Nat. 8: xiii (1993).
  • Heterotypic
    • Medeola angustifolia Mill., Gard. Dict. ed. 8: n.° 2 (1768).
      • Myrsiphyllum angustifolium (Mill.) Willd., Mag. Neuesten Entdeck. Gesammten Naturk. Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin 2: 25 (1808).
      • Asparagus medeoloides var. angustifolius (Mill.) Baker in W.H.Harvey & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Cap. 6: 273 (1896).
    • Dracaena medeoloides L.f., Suppl. Pl.: 203 (1782).
      • Asparagus medeoloides (L.f.) Thunb., Prodr. Pl. Cap.: 66 (1794).
    • Ruscus volubilis Thunb., Prodr. Pl. Cap.: 13 (1794).
    • Medeola latifolia Salisb., Prodr. Stirp. Chap. Allerton: 252 (1796).
    • Myrsiphyllum falciforme Kunth, Enum. Pl. 5: 107 (1850).
      • Asparagus medeoloides var. falciformis (Kunth) Baker in W.H.Harvey & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Cap. 6: 273 (1896).
    • Elachanthera sewelliae F.Muell., Vict. Naturalist 3: 108 (1886).
    • Luzuriaga sewelliae (F.Muell.) K.Krause in H.G.A.Engler, Nat. Pflanzenfam. ed. 2, 15a: 379 (1930).
    • Asparagus kuisibensis Dinter, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 29: 270 (1931).

Distribution

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Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Europe (introduced)
    • Regional: Southwestern Europe
      • Baleares, Corse, Portugal, Spain.
    • Regional: Southeastern Europe
      • Italy, Sicilia.
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Macaronesia (introduced)
      • Azores, Canary Islands, Madeira.
    • Regional: Northeast Tropical Africa
      • Ethiopia.
    • Regional: East Tropical Africa
      • Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda.
    • Regional: South Tropical Africa
      • Malawi, Zimbabwe.
    • Regional: Southern Africa
      • Cape Provinces, Lesotho, Namibia, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Swaziland, Northern Provinces.
  • Continental: Australasia (introduced)
    • Regional: Australia
      • Norfolk Islands, New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia.
    • Regional: New Zealand
      • New Zealand North, New Zealand South.
  • Continental: Northern America (introduced)
    • Regional: Southwestern U.S.A.
      • California.
  • Continental: Southern America (introduced)
    • Regional: Southern South America
      • Argentina Northeast.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

References

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Primary references

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Vernacular names

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English: African asparagus fern, Bridal creeper, Bridal-veil creeper, Gnarboola, Smilax, Smilax asparagus
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