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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tanzania to S. Tropical Africa.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect perennial herb; stem smooth, glabrous; spines on main stems ± 2 mm long.
Morphology Stem Cladodes
Cladodes in fascicles of 5– 10 with white stipules at the base, linear, fine, 5– 6 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers solitary turning brown within the cladode fascicles; outer stipules similar to bracts, ovate, 1× 0.5 mm, acute at apex, inner ones lanceolate with acuminate apex; bracts ovate, 2× 1.5 mm, acute at apex; pedicels 4– 5 mm long, articulated ± at the middle.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Tepals white, ± equal, 2– 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, 5– 6 mm in diameter, 1– 2-seeded.
Habitat
Wooded grassland; 210 m
Distribution
T8

[FZ]

Flora Zambesiaca Asparagaceae by Sebsebe Demissew

Morphology General Habit
Erect perennial herb to 60 cm high.
Morphology Stem
Stem smooth, glabrous.
Morphology General Spines
Spines on main stems up to 2 mm long, flattened at the base.
Morphology Stem Cladodes
Cladodes fasciculate, 5–10 together in a fascicle, linear, fine, 5–6 mm long, pale green with white, turning brownish, stipules at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers axillary, solitary; outer stipules ovate, inner ones lanceolate with acuminate apex; pedicels 4–5 mm long, articulated at the middle.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals white, sometimes with pinkish tinge, ± equal, 2–3 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens shorter than the perianth; anthers yellow.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 3‑locular, with 6–8 ovules in each locule; style ± 1 mm long, 3‑branched.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Berry red, 5–6 mm in diameter, 1–2 seeded.
Distribution
Also in Tanzania.
Ecology
Brachystegia woodland, burnt ground, and stony areas in shade; 300–1750 m.
Conservation
Conservation notes: Widespread species; not threatened.

Native to:

Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia

Asparagus migeodii Sebsebe appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Aug 2, 2013 Gereau [7141], Tanzania K000203519

First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Asparagac.: 9 (2006)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in F.T.E.A., Asparagaceae: 9 (2006).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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