Asparagus rogersii R.E.Fr.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to Zambia.

[FZ]

Flora Zambesiaca Asparagaceae by Sebsebe Demissew

Morphology General Habit
Stiff erect plant 30–50(100) cm high, not branching.
Morphology Stem
Older stems grey to white-striated, puberulous; young parts greenish-angled, glabrous to glabrescent.
Morphology General Spines
Spines on main stems below branchets 5–8 mm long, spinules 2–3 mm long, below bracts.
Morphology Stem Cladodes
Cladodes solitary or in fascicles of 2–4, 4–6 × 0.5 mm, 3-angled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence solitary, simple raceme or modified branchlets, flowers in cladode axils, 15–95 mm long; inflorescence axis thickened, angled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary or in pairs; bracts ovate 0.5–1 mm long (± as long as pedicel), acuminate at apex, ± absent at time of flowering; pedicels 0.5–1 mm long, articulated perianth base with a disc.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals cream, broadly elliptic, 2–2.5 × 1.5 mm long; ovary ovoid with tuberculate surface, 3-locular with 4–5 ovules in each locule; style c.0.5 mm, 3-lobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Berry 5–6 mm in diameter.
Distribution
Also in Kenya.
Ecology
Savanna woodland, rocky ground and on termitaria; 900–1200 m.
Conservation
Conservation notes: Moderately widespread in the Flora area; not threatened.

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia

Asparagus rogersii R.E.Fr. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 2002 Rogers, F.A. [8346], Zambia K000255679 syntype Yes

First published in Wiss. Erg. Schwed. Rhodesia-Kongo-Exp. 1911-1912, 1: 230 (1916)

Accepted by

  • Demissew, S. (2006). Asparagaceae. Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-22.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2008). Flora Zambesiaca 13(1): 1-140. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Wiss. Ergebn. Schwed. Rhod.-Kongo Exped. 1(2): 230 (1916).
  • ―Sebsebe Demissew in F.T.E.A., Asparagaceae: 14 (2006).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Demissew, S. (2006). Asparagaceae. Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-22.

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    Flora Zambesiaca
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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