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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mozambique (Inhaca Islands) to S. Africa.
Asparagus densiflorus 'Meyers' Ghost'

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Cultivada en Colombia; Alt. 1000 - 2600 m.; Andes.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba

[FZ]

Flora Zambesiaca Asparagaceae by Sebsebe Demissew

Morphology General Habit
Erect plant, 1–1.5 m high.
Morphology Branches
Branches close to each other as in a broom, striate with recurved spines 3–5 mm long, also seen on terminal branches.
Morphology Stem Cladodes
Cladodes evergreen, (1)2–3 in a fascicle, 5–10 × 1–1.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes simple, short, 20–50 mm long, many-flowered or reduced to a few flowers, borne in axils and along branches; bracts small, membranous or minutely spinous; pedicels 2-3 mm long, articulated near middle.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals obovate, 2–3 mm long, white with a pink tinge.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary with 4 ovules in each locule, globose, white.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Berry red, ± 10 mm in diameter.
Distribution
Also in South Africa (Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape) and Swaziland.
Ecology
On sandstone and sandy soils; 0–20 m.
Conservation
Conservation notes: Localised coastal distribution in the Flora area; possibly Vulnerable.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

Introduced into:

Bangladesh, Caroline Is., Galápagos, Greece, New South Wales, Pakistan, Queensland, St.Helena

Asparagus densiflorus (Kunth) Jessop appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 9, 1970 Burchell, W.J. [3061] K000255888 Unknown type material
Jul 1, 1965 Burchell [4208], South Africa K000255719
Jul 1, 1965 Ecklon [1061], South Africa K000255720
Jul 1, 1965 Wood [355], South Africa K000255721 holotype
Jul 1, 1965 Tyson, W. [3158] K000255883 Unknown type material
Jul 1, 1965 Cooper, T. [402] K000255884 Unknown type material
Jul 1, 1965 Cooper, T. [402] K000255885 Unknown type material
36919.000
Jessop, J.P. [612], South Africa K000255718 Unknown type material
McOwan [1772] K000255886 Unknown type material

First published in Bothalia 9: 65 (1966)

Accepted by

  • Ali, S.I. & Khan, S.W. (2009). Asparagaceae Flora of Pakistan 217: 1-23. Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi.
  • Bosser, J. & al. (eds.) (1978). Flore des Mascareignes 177-188 IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.
  • Dimopoulos, P., Raus, T., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, T., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A., & Tzanoudakis, D. (2013). Vascular plants of Greece. An annotated checklist: 1-372. Botanic gardens and botanical museum Berlin-Dahlem, Berlin and Hellenic botanical society, Athens.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2002). Flora of North America North of Mexico 26: 1-723. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2008). Flora Zambesiaca 13(1): 1-140. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • ColPlantA (2021). "ColPlantA. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.colplanta.org/"

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Bothalia 9: 65 (1966).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Ali, S.I. & Khan, S.W. (2009). Asparagaceae Flora of Pakistan 217: 1-23. Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi.
  • George, A.S. (ed.) (1987). Flora of Australia 45: 1-521. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Jaramillo Díaz, P. & Guézou, A. (2017). CDF Checklist of Galapagos Vascular Plants - FCD Lista de especies de Plantas Vasculares de Galápagos http://www.darwinfoundation.org/datazone/checklists/vascular-plants/.
  • Kitalong, A.H., DeMeo, R.A. & Holm, T. (2008). Native Trees Palau. A field guide: 1-236.
  • Lambdon, P. (2012). Flowering plants & ferns of St Helena: 1-624. Pisces publications for St Helena nature conservation group.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2008). Flora Zambesiaca 13(1): 1-140. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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