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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Usambara Mountains).

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Climbing, scandent or procumbent perennial herbs, spiny; young stems striate, older ones terete, glabrous; spines on the main stem 5– 8 mm long, sharp; spinules at the base of cladodes 0.5– 1.5 mm long.
Morphology Stem Cladodes
Cladodes fasciculate, solitary or in fascicles of 2– 3, flattened, straight or falcate, 10– 30(– 40) mm× 1– 1.5 mm, acute at the apex, narrowed at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence racemose, solitary or in fascicles of 2 together, 4.5– 10 cm long, glabrous; bracts ovate or lanceolate, 1.5× 0.5 mm, acute at apex; pedicels 2.5– 6 mm long, articulated near the middle or slightly below.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Tepals white to cream, 3– 3.5 mm long; stamens shorter than the perianth; anthers orange; ovary 3-locular with 6 ovules in each locule; style ± 1 mm long including stigma.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Berry red or white flushed purple, ± 6 mm in diameter, 1-seeded.
Figures
Fig. 3:1– 4 (page 18).
Habitat
Evergreen rain-forest, forest edge, thicket and in rock crevices on rocky slopes, (1000– )1200– 1950 m
Distribution
restricted to the Usambara Mts T3

Native to:

Tanzania

Asparagus usambarensis Sebsebe appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Aug 17, 2011 Mwangoka, M.A. et al [5766], Tanzania K000524266

First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Asparagac.: 19 (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.

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