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This species is accepted, and its native range is Central Ethiopia to S. Africa, Comoros. It is used to treat unspecified medicinal disorders.
Asparagus setaceus

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Cultivada en Colombia; Alt. 100 - 2600 m.; Andes, Llanura del Caribe, Orinoquia, Pacífico.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba

[FZ]

Flora Zambesiaca Asparagaceae by Sebsebe Demissew

Morphology General Habit
Evergreen perennial, erect, climber or usually scandent, 1–3(6) m high, glabrous.
Morphology Stem
Stems smooth, bearing a few basal, short, 2–5 mm long, hard spines, nonspinous above.
Morphology Branches
Branches and cladodes spreading and arranged in one plane. Branchlets short, bearing numerous overlapping, glabrous cladode fascicles.
Morphology Stem Cladodes
Cladodes numerous in each fascicle, 5–20 mm long, filiform, 3–6(10) mm long, soft, fine, shiny.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary in centre of apical cladode fascicle, placed on a small disc, surrounded by a few small, membranous bracts; pedicels 4–6 mm long artciculated below the middle towards the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals narrowly obovate, c.3 mm long, white to cream.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens with flattened filaments and yellow anthers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary obovoid, 3-locular with 4–5 ovules in each locule; style short, c.1 mm long; stigma 3-branched.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Berry 5–8 mm in diameter, black when ripe, 1–2(3)-seeded.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds globose, black, 3–4 mm in diameter.
Distribution
Also in tropical Africa and South Africa.
Ecology
Evergreen forest, Brachystegia woodland, along streams and river banks, and in dune vegetation; 0–2400 m.
Conservation
Conservation notes: Widespread species; not threatened.

[UPB]

The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Ecology
Alt. 100 - 2600 m.
Morphology General Habit
Herb.
Distribution
Native from Colombia.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Climbing shrub to 8 m high; branches branching to 4 orders, terete or grooved, with spines 2– 3 mm long mainly on the main branches, glabrous.
Morphology Stem Cladodes
Cladodes arranged in ± one plane, in fascicles of 4– 25, linear, fine, 3– 6(– 10) mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers solitary or fasciculate, 2– 3 together on terminal branches; bracts minute, falling more or less quickly; pedicels 4– 8 mm long, articulated at the middle or below.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Tepals white, ± equal, ± 3 mm long; stamens shorter than the perianth; anthers yellow; ovary 3-locular with 6– 8 ovules in each locule; style ± 1 mm long, 3-branched.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Berry red, 6– 8(– 10) mm in diameter, 1– 3-seeded.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds black.
Figures
Fig. 1:4– 6 (page 7).
Habitat
Forest and forest margins, rarely in thicket or dense bushland on coral; 0– 350 m near coast and 750– 2300 m inland
Distribution
K3 K4 K6 K7 T2 T3 T4 T5 T6 T7 Z

[UPB]
Use Medicines Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
Medicinal (State of the World's Plants 2016).

Native to:

Botswana, Cape Provinces, Comoros, Ethiopia, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Argentina Northeast, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brazil South, California, Canary Is., Chagos Archipelago, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Florida, Galápagos, Greece, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Madeira, Marianas, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, New Caledonia, New South Wales, New Zealand North, Niue, Norfolk Is., Ogasawara-shoto, Palestine, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Samoa, South Australia, Spain, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Uruguay

Asparagus setaceus (Kunth) Jessop appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Aug 2, 2013 Heath [1510], Botswana K000203521
Mar 8, 2000 Hildebrandt, J.M. [1048], Tanzania K000255652 Unknown type material
Jul 1, 1965 Cooper, T. [202], South Africa K000255689 syntype
Jul 1, 1965 Drege [8584], South Africa K000255691 Unknown type material
Jul 1, 1965 Drege [8584], South Africa K000255692 Unknown type material
Chapama, H. [9], Mozambique K000613697
Harris, T. [559], Malawi K000614635
Harris, T. [575], Mozambique K000614166
Timberlake, J. [5078], Mozambique K000613458
Harris, T. [412], Mozambique K000613848
Harris, T. [361], Mozambique K000613797
Harris, T. [654], Mozambique K000614234
Wild, H. [28273], Zimbabwe Asparagus plumosus 2374.000
Milne-Redhead, E. [10514], Tanzania Asparagus plumosus 24444.000

First published in Bothalia 9: 51 (1966)

Accepted by

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