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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.
Asparagus exuvialis Burch.

[FZ]

Flora Zambesiaca Asparagaceae by Sebsebe Demissew

Morphology General Habit
Erect, climbing or scrambling, glabrous shrub 1–2 m high, strongly branching in a zigzag manner.
Morphology Stem
Skin peeling off as white membranes leaving a brownish stem.
Morphology General Spines
Spines minute, 0.5–1 mm long or absent.
Morphology Stem Cladodes
Cladodes deciduous, absent or immature at anthesis, filiform when present, in fascicles of 3–15, unequal, 7–20(30) mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 2(4), divergent, placed at nodes on outside of immature cladode fascicle; pedicel 3–6 mm long, articulated near middle or above (rarely below as in Mendonça 2759).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals narrowly oblong, 3–4 mm long, yellow or white.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary obovoid, 3-locular with 4–5 ovules in each locule.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Berry red or orange 5–6 mm in diameter, 1-seeded; seeds rounded, 4 mm in diameter.
Distribution
Also in South Africa and Namibia.
Ecology
In sandy areas and under trees on rocky hillsides, in areas of limestone pans and outcrops; 50–1100 m.
Conservation
Conservation notes: Widespread species; not threatened.

Native to:

Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

Asparagus exuvialis Burch. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jul 1, 1965 Burchell [1768], South Africa K000255714 holotype

First published in Trav. S. Africa 1: 432 (1822)

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2008). Flora Zambesiaca 13(1): 1-140. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Trav. Sthn. Africa 1: 432 (1822).
  • in F.C. 6: 259 (1896);
  • in F.T.A. 7: 426 (1898).
  • ―Baker in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 14: 608 (1875);
  • ―Jessop in Bothalia 9: 62 (1966).
  • ―Kunth, Enum. Pl. 5: 74 (1850).
  • ―Schinz in Bull. Herb. Boiss. 4, App.3: 42 (1896).
  • ―Sölch, Roessler & Merxmüller in Prodr. Fl. SW Afr., fam.147: 30 (1966).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2008). Flora Zambesiaca 13(1): 1-140. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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