Asparagus Tourn. ex L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 313 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Europe and Africa to N. Australia. It is a perennial.

Distribution

Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, Aldabra, Algeria, Altay, Amur, Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Austria, Baleares, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina, Burundi, Buryatiya, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Caprivi Strip, Central African Repu, Central European Rus, Chad, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Comoros, Congo, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Djibouti, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, East Himalaya, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Free State, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf States, Hainan, Hungary, India, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jawa, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Kuril Is., KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lebanon-Syria, Lesotho, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Madeira, Malawi, Malaya, Maldives, Mali, Maluku, Manchuria, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, North Caucasus, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Qinghai, Queensland, Rodrigues, Romania, Rwanda, Réunion, Sakhalin, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Selvagens, Senegal, Seychelles, Sicilia, Sierra Leone, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, South European Russi, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Tuva, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Western Australia, Western Sahara, Xinjiang, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Alabama, Alberta, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Arkansas, Azores, Baltic States, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil South, British Columbia, California, Caroline Is., Chagos Archipelago, Colorado, Connecticut, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Delaware, District of Columbia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, Florida, Galápagos, Georgia, Haiti, Honduras, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Jamaica, Kansas, Kentucky, Labrador, Leeward Is., Louisiana, Maine, Manitoba, Marianas, Marshall Is., Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nauru, Nebraska, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Caledonia, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Newfoundland, Niue, Norfolk Is., North Carolina, North Dakota, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Norway, Nova Scotia, Ogasawara-shoto, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward I., Puerto Rico, Québec, Rhode I., Samoa, Saskatchewan, Solomon Is., South Australia, South Carolina, South Dakota, St.Helena, Sweden, Tasmania, Tennessee, Texas, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Uruguay, Utah, Vanuatu, Vermont, Victoria, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Windward Is., Wisconsin, Wyoming

Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species

Classification

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PAFTOL

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

Kew Bulletin

  • Baker, J. G. (1875). Revision ofthe genera and species of Asparagaceae. J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 14: 508 - 632.
  • Browicz, K. (1990). In: K. H. Rechinger, Flora Iranica 165:1 69 - 1 76. Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz.
  • Davis, P. H. (1984). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 8: 67 - 358. Edinburgh University Press.
  • Hamdi, S. M. M. & Assadi, M. (2009). Asparagus khorasanensis (Asparagaceae), a new species from Iran. Feddes Repert. 120 (78): 419 - 426.
  • Iljin, M. (1935). Asparagus. In: V. L. Komarov (ed.), Flora URSS. 4: Pp. 424 - 442. Editio Academiae scientiarum URSS, Leningrad.
  • Parsa, A. (1949). Flore de I'Iran 5: 370 - 386. University of Tehran, Tehran.
  • Sebsebe, D. (2008). Four new species of Asparagus (Asparagaceae) from the Flora Zambesiaca area. Kew Bull. 63: 269 - 275.
  • Thiers, B. (2008) (continuously updated): Index Herbariorum. http://sciweb.nybg.org/science2/In-dexHerbarium. asp
  • Wendelbo, P. (1964). In: K. H. Rechinger, Flora of Lowland Iraq. Pp: 143 - 160. J. Cramer, Weinheim. (1985). In: C. C. Townsend & E. Guest, Flora of Iraq 8: 179 - 183. Ministry of Agriculture, Baghdad & Benthan Moxon Trust, Kew.

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • F.T.A. 7: 435.
  • Sp. Pl. 313 (1753)

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 4, (1995) Author: by Sebsebe Demissew [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Jessop in Bothalia 9(1): 31–96 (1966).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Jessop in Bothalia 9: 31– 96 (1966)
  • Kubutzki & Rudall in Kubutzki (ed.), Flowering Plants, Monocotyledons: Lilianae (except Orchidaceae) 3: 128 (1998)
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 313 (1753)

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jul 13, 2002 Gardner [s.n.] India K000901256 Lectotype Yes
Jul 1, 1965 Drege [2704a.] South Africa K000255733 Isotype Yes
Jul 1, 1965 Drege [2704b.] South Africa K000255732 Unknown Type Material Yes
Jul 1, 1965 Brown [s.n.] South Africa K000255731 Type Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5155] Nepal K001104961 Unknown Type Material Yes
Kerr, L.R. [6117] Thailand K002853825 Yes
Harris, T. [654] Mozambique K000614234 No
Forrest, G. [16260] China K000901242 Unknown Type Material Yes
Sintenis, P. [984] Iran K000901211 Unknown Type Material Yes
Sintenis, P. [984] Iran K000901212 Unknown Type Material Yes
Kamrup [Cat. no. 5154] India K001104952 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5155] K001104960 Unknown Type Material Yes
Salter, T.M. [8214] South Africa K000255736 Isotype Yes
Salter, T.M. [8214] South Africa K000255735 Isotype Yes
Salter, T.M. [8214] South Africa K000255734 Type Yes
Strauss, T. [s.n.] Iran K000901218 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5154] India K001104948 Unknown Type Material Yes
Thomson, T. [4] India K000901258 Unknown Type Material Yes
Jacquemont, V. [605] India K000901257 Unknown Type Material Yes
Chirutse, P.; Manhiça, C.; Silva, P.; Bucuane, C.; Malate, Z.; Fumo, F.; Mula, H.; Mondlane, J. [PC64] Mozambique K009000598 No
Yang-Ming, W. [211] China K000809346 Yes
Forrest, G. [12473] China K000901243 Unknown Type Material Yes
Goyder, D. J.; Maiato, F.; Luis, J. C. [8790] Angola K001581880 Yes
Mucaleque, P.; Osborne, J.; Banze, A. Datizua, C.; Mamba, A.; Rachide,T.; Ndala, B. (guide) [PM55] Mozambique K001346901 No
Datizua, C.; Banze, A.; Osborne, J; Mamba, A.; Mucaleque, P.; Rachide, T.; Ndala, B. (guia); Mágido, A. (guia) [CD102] Mozambique K001346782 No
Datizua, C.; Banze, A.; Osborne, J; Mamba, A.; Mucaleque, P.; Rachide, T.; Ndala, B. (guia); Mágido, A. (guia) [CD105] Mozambique K001346785 No
Datizua, C.; Banze, A.; Osborne, J; Mamba, A.; Mucaleque, P.; Rachide, T.; Ndala, B. (guia); Mágido, A. (guia) [CD113] Mozambique K001346793 No
Osborne, J.; Datizua, C.; Langa, C.; Zandamela, J.; Macuacua, A. (guide) [JO1612] Mozambique K001346436 No
Datizua, C.; Langa, C.; Osborne, J.; Zandamela, J.; Melecuane, B. (driver) [CD52] Mozambique K001346583 No
Osborne, J.; Datizua, C.; Langa, C.; Zandamela, J.; Muthoque, N. (guide) [JO1640] Mozambique K001346464 No
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5154] India K001104953 Unknown Type Material Yes
Larsen, K.; Santisuk, T.; Warncke, E. [3338] Thailand K002853824 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5154] India K001104949 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5154] K001104950 Unknown Type Material Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5154] Nepal K001104951 Unknown Type Material Yes
Gimingham, C.H. [CY50] Libya K000809343 Yes
{Burchell} [2376] Botswana K002865609 No
Mason, M.H. [s.n.] Kenya K002865303 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5154] K001104957 Unknown Type Material Yes
Mavi, S. [653] Zimbabwe K000400165 Yes
Cavalerie, J. [7480] China K000901246 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [4739] K002853821 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5154] K001104954 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5155] K001104959 Unknown Type Material Yes
Tsai, H.T. [59893] China K000901244 Unknown Type Material Yes
Sintenis, P. [1758] Iran K000901215 Unknown Type Material Yes
Sintenis, P. [1758] Iran K000901213 Unknown Type Material Yes
Poilane, M.E. [28954] K002853818 Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5155] Burma K001104963 Unknown Type Material Yes
Poilane, E. [27973] Laos K002853819 Yes
Whyte, A. [s.n.] Uganda K002865180 Yes
Edgeworth, M.P. [136] India K000901261 Unknown Type Material Yes
Furuse, M. [4644] Japan K000809345 Yes
Richards, H.M. [127] Zambia K000400166 Yes
K:SPC-11009.000 No
s.coll. [532] Hong Kong K000901245 Unknown Type Material Yes
Collins, E.E. [1848] Thailand K002853823 Yes
Thomson, T. [4] India K000901260 Unknown Type Material Yes
Wight, R. [2817] India K000901259 Unknown Type Material Yes
Miller, A.G. [2571] Oman K000809340 Yes
Kerr, A.F.G. [17325] Thailand K002853822 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5154] K001104956 Unknown Type Material Yes
Blinkworth, R. [Cat. no. 5155] India K001104962 Unknown Type Material Yes
Noton, E. [Cat. no. 5154] India K001104958 Unknown Type Material Yes
Faulkner, H. [3094] Tanzania K:SPC-25762.000 No
Poilane, E. [27241] K002853820 Yes
Sintenis, P. [1758] Iran K000901214 Unknown Type Material Yes
Hul, S.; Leti, M.; Kim, S.T.; Drouart, N. [s.n.] K002853817 Yes
Marcan, A. [1048] Thailand K002853826 Yes
Forrest, G. [13997] China K000901241 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5154] K001104955 Unknown Type Material Yes

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