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Taxon: Asparagus officinalis L.

Genus: Asparagus
Family: Asparagaceae subfamily: Asparagoideae. Also placed in: Liliaceae
Nomen number: 300050
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:313. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 23-Jan-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 02-Dec-1998
Species priority site is: Northeast Regional PI Station (NE9).
Accessions: 80 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.


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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Northern Africa: Algeria; Morocco; Tunisia
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iran; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Altay, Gorno-Altay, Khakassia, Krasnoyarsk [s.], Kurgan, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Tyumen [s.]
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan
    Mongolia: Mongolia
    China: China - Xinjiang [n.w.]
  • EUROPE
    Northern Europe: Denmark [s.]
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czechoslovakia; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Moldova; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Former Yugoslavia; Greece; Italy [incl. Sicily]; Romania
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain

      Naturalized:
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia
    New Zealand: New Zealand
  • EUROPE
    Northern Europe: Finland; Norway; Sweden
    East Europe: Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Russian Federation - European part
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Canada
    United States
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Western South America: Bolivia; Ecuador - Galapagos Islands
    Southern South America: Argentina; Uruguay

      Cultivated:
  • widely cultivated

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Check other web resources for Asparagus officinalis L.:


Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds or fruits: Seed ID Workshop image, from Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, Ohio State University
More:
  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images 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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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?300050 (31 July 2014)

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