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Taxon: Asparagus racemosus Willd.

Genus: Asparagus
Family: Asparagaceae subfamily: Asparagoideae. Also placed in: Liliaceae
Nomen number: 5540
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2(1):152. 1799
Name verified on: 16-Apr-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 06-Aug-2002
Species priority site is: Northeast Regional PI Station (NE9).
Accessions: 5 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
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Eritrea; Ethiopia; Somalia; Sudan
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania
    South Tropical Africa: Angola; Mozambique
    Southern Africa: Botswana; Namibia; South Africa - Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga; Swaziland
    Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
    North Indian Ocean: India - Andaman and Nicobar
    Indo-China: Myanmar
    Malesia: Indonesia - Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Moluccas; Malaysia [Malaya]
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia - Northern Territory [n.], Queensland [n.], Western Australia [n.]

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 racemosus (Willd.) Oberm.].
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India. 1985. The wealth of India: a dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products. Raw materials (revised edition). New Delhi. 1:470–471.
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980–. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Dyer, R. A. et al., eds. 1963–. Flora of southern Africa. [= Protasparagus racemosus (Willd.) Oberm.].
  • Fellingham, A. C. & N. L. Meyer. 1995. New combinations and a complete list of Asparagus species in southern Africa (Asparagaceae). Bothalia 25:208.
  • Fukuda, T. et al. 2005. Molecular phylogeny of the genus Asparagus (Asparagaceae) inferred from plastid petB intron and petD-rpoA intergeneric spacer sequences. Pl. Species Biol. 20:121–132.
  • George, A. S., ed. 1980–. Flora of Australia. [= Protasparagus racemosus (Willd.) Oberm.].
  • 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. 776:320, 325.
  • Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long. 1984–. Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim.
  • Hara, H. et al. 1978–1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  • Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards. 1989–. Flora of Ethiopia. (and Eritrea. 2000)
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  • Kanno, A. & J. Yokoyama. 2011. Chapter 3. Asparagus. 38 In: Kole, C., ed., Wild crop relatives: genomic and breeding resources, vegetables. 38. [mentions].
  • 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.
  • Malcomber, S. T. & D. Sebsebe. 1993. The status of Protasparagus and Myrsiphyllum in the Asparagaceae. Kew Bull. 48:68, 77.
  • Matthew, K. M. 1983. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Obermeyer, A. A. 1983. Protasparagus Oberm., nom. nov.: new combinations. S. African J. Bot. 2:244. [= Protasparagus racemosus (Willd.) Oberm.].
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1948–. Flora malesiana.
  • Thulin, M., ed. 1993–. Flora of Somalia.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
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Check other web resources for Asparagus racemosus Willd.:

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • 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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