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Taxon: Asparagus densiflorus (Kunth) Jessop

Genus: Asparagus
Family: Asparagaceae subfamily: Asparagoideae. Also placed in: Liliaceae
Nomen number: 300048
Place of publication: Bothalia 9:65. 1966
Comment: non Asparagus densiflorus auct. nonn. (= A. aethiopicus L.)
Name verified on: 16-Apr-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 26-Jan-2012
Species priority site is: Northeast Regional PI Station (NE9).
Accessions: 19 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Southern Africa: Lesotho; South Africa - Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape; Swaziland

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. 1993. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62. [= Protasparagus densiflorus (Kunth) Oberm.].
  • Dyer, R. A. et al., eds. 1963–. Flora of southern Africa. [= Protasparagus densiflorus (Kunth) Oberm.].
  • Encke, F. et al. 1993. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage.
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  • Fellingham, A. C. & N. L. Meyer. 1995. New combinations and a complete list of Asparagus species in southern Africa (Asparagaceae). Bothalia 25:206.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.
  • González Castañón, M. L. & A. Falavigna. 2008. Asparagus germplasm and interspecific hybridization. Acta Hort. 776:325.
  • Huttleston, D. G. 1970. The names of three commonly cultivated ornamental asparaguses (Liliaceae). Baileya 17:59.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Kanno, A. & J. Yokoyama. 2011. Chapter 3. Asparagus. 23–42 In: Kole, C., ed., Wild crop relatives: genomic and breeding resources, vegetables. 23–42.
  • Kubota, S. et al. 2012. Molecular phylogeny of the genus Asparagus (Asparagaceae) explains interspecific crossability between the garden asparagus (A. officinalis) and other Asparagus species. Theor. Appl. Genet. 124:345–354.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. 118.
  • Malcomber, S. T. & D. Sebsebe. 1993. The status of Protasparagus and Myrsiphyllum in the Asparagaceae. Kew Bull. 48:68, 76.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986–. European garden flora.
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Asparagus densiflorus (Kunth) Jessop:

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?300048 (19 September 2014)

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