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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mozambique to S. Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

Flora Zambesiaca Asparagaceae by Sebsebe Demissew

Morphology General Habit
Erect shrub with 'fox-tail' habit, 30–50 cm high.
Morphology Stem
Stems and branchlets scabrid on ridges.
Morphology General Spines
Spines on main stems, 5–11 mm long, curved upwards or downwards; spinules below branchlets c.1 mm long.
Morphology Stem Cladodes
Cladodes 8–10 per fascicle, thin, filiform or three-angled, scabrid, 8–10 mm long, apiculate at apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary or in pairs, borne along the stems and branches; pedicels 1.5–2 mm long, articulated in the middle or above.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals c.2 mm long, white.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens with orange or yellow anthers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 3-locular with 4 ovules per locule; style c.0.5 mm long (incl. stigma).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Berry 6–7 mm in diameter, red.
Distribution
Also in South Africa (Mpumulanga, KwaZulu-Natal) and Swaziland.
Ecology
Open mopane or Acacia woodland; c.50 m.
Conservation
Conservation notes: Limited distribution in Flora area; probably Lower Risk near threatened.

Native to:

KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Forbes [s.n.], South Africa K000255716 isotype

First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 14: 616 (1875)

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 J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 14: 616 (1875).

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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