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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to Mozambique.

[FZ]

Flora Zambesiaca Asparagaceae by Sebsebe Demissew

Morphology General Habit
Scandent or trailing shrub, glabrous.
Morphology Branches
Branches many, terete, smooth.
Morphology General Spines
Spines at the base of the branches, 2–3 mm long, curved downwards, those at the base of the cladodes smaller, ± 1 mm long.
Morphology Stem Cladodes
Cladode fascicles are close to each other on terminal or side branches giving the appearance of a bottle-brush. Cladodes in fascicles of 10–50 or more, filiform, slightly curved, unequal, 5-10 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary (from description, but not seen); pedicel ± 5 mm long in fruit, articulated close to the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Berry 7–10 mm in diameter, orange.
Distribution
Also in Tanzania.
Ecology
Open Brachystegia woodland with Burkea, Julbernardia and Combretum; 20–200 m.
Conservation
Conservation notes: Found in a widespread habitat; probably not threatened.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Scandent or trailing shrub, glabrous.
Morphology Branches
Branches many, terete, smooth.
Morphology General Spines
Spines at the base of the branches, 2– 3 mm long, curved downwards; those at the base of the cladodes smaller, ± 1 mm long.
Morphology Stem Cladodes
Cladode fascicles close to each other on terminal or side branches, giving the appearance of a bottle brush; cladodes in fascicles of 10– 60 or more, filiform, slightly curved, unequal, 7– 10 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers solitary; bracts scarious, ± 0.5 mm long; pedicel ± 5 mm long in fruit, articulated close to the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Tepals not seen.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Berry orange, 7– 10 mm in diameter.
Habitat
Secondary scrub woodland and relict forest; 0– 600 m
Distribution
T2 T6

Native to:

Mozambique, Tanzania

Asparagus petersianus Kunth appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Enum. Pl. 5: 72 (1850)

Accepted by

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

  • Enum. Pl. 5: 72 (1850).
  • in F.T.A. 7: 427 (1898).
  • ―Baker in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 14: 614 (1875);
  • ―Garcke in Peters, Reise Mossamb. Bot.: 520 (1864).
  • ―Sebsebe Demissew in F.T.E.A., Asparagaceae: 5 (2006).

Kew Backbone Distributions

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Baker in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 14: 614 (1875).
  • Garcke in Peters, Reise Mossamb. Bot.: 520 (1864).
  • Kunth, Enum. Pl. 5: 72 (1850).

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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