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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Tropical & S. Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Asparagaceae, Sebsebe Demissew. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2006

Morphology General Habit
Erect branching shrub, 1– 1.5 m high, leafless for most of the time; branches grooved or ridged, with spines 1.5– 2 mm long, glabrous.
Morphology Stem Cladodes
Cladodes in fascicles of 2– 3, 6– 15 mm long (2– 4 mm long in South Africa).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers solitary or in 2– 5 fascicles, axillary and terminal; bracts ovate, 2× 1 mm, obtuse at apex; pedicels 4– 7 mm long, articulated in the middle or below.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Tepals white, 2.5– 3.5× 1– 1.5 mm; ovary 2-locular with 3– 4 ovules in each locule.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Berry red or black, 4– 5 mm in diameter, 1-seeded.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Northern Provinces, Tanzania

Asparagus denudatus (Kunth) Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2002 Volkens [1806], Tanzania K000255650 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 2002 Volkens [1806], Tanzania K000255651 Unknown type material
Dec 19, 1969 Burchell [2758], South Africa K000255696 Unknown type material
Drege [3533], South Africa K000255693 Unknown type material
Drege [3533], South Africa K000255694 Unknown type material
Pearson, H.H.W. [4003], South Africa K000255695 holotype

First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 14: 606 (1875)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Demissew, S. (2006). Asparagaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-22.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Baker in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 606 (1875).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0