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This species is accepted, and its native range is Zimbabwe to Botswana.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

Flora Zambesiaca Asparagaceae by Sebsebe Demissew

Morphology General Habit
Scandent or shrubby tall plant.
Morphology Stem
Older stems brownish, younger ones green and minutely pubescent.
Morphology General Spines
Spines on main stems short, broad, 2–10 mm long.
Morphology Stem Cladodes
Cladodes in dense fascicles, filiform, 25–65 mm long, soft.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in dense, sessile, globose fascicles of 4–8(10), pressed against the stems amongst cladodes; pedicels 5–7 mm long, articulated near the middle or below.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts small, numerous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals ± 3 mm long, white.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens with yellow anthers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary with 4 ovules in each locule; obovoid; style short with 3 broad, recurved stigmas.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Berry 5–7 mm in diameter.
Distribution
Possibly also in Namibia (Caprivi Strip).
Ecology
Rocky wooded hills; 450–900 m.
Conservation
Conservation notes: Only in the Zambezi valley; Lower Risk near threatened.

Native to:

Botswana, Caprivi Strip, Mozambique, Zimbabwe

Asparagus longicladus N.E.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Rogers, F.A. [5523], Zimbabwe K000255676 Unknown type material
Rogers, F.A. [5523], Zimbabwe K000255677 Unknown type material

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1921: 298 (1921)

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

  • in Bull. Misc. Inform., Kew 1921: 298 (1921).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2008). Flora Zambesiaca 13(1): 1-140. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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 2021. 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 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