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  1. Family: Asparagaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Asparagus Tourn. ex L.
      1. Asparagus setaceus (Kunth) Jessop

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

    [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.
    Habit
    Hierba
    [FZ]

    Flora Zambesiaca Asparagaceae by Sebsebe Demissew

    Habit
    Evergreen perennial, erect, climber or usually scandent, 1–3(6) m high, glabrous.
    Stem
    Stems smooth, bearing a few basal, short, 2–5 mm long, hard spines, nonspinous above.
    Branches
    Branches and cladodes spreading and arranged in one plane. Branchlets short, bearing numerous overlapping, glabrous cladode fascicles.
    Cladodes
    Cladodes numerous in each fascicle, 5–20 mm long, filiform, 3–6(10) mm long, soft, fine, shiny.
    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.
    Tepal
    Tepals narrowly obovate, c.3 mm long, white to cream.
    Stamens
    Stamens with flattened filaments and yellow anthers.
    Ovary
    Ovary obovoid, 3-locular with 4–5 ovules in each locule; style short, c.1 mm long; stigma 3-branched.
    Fruits
    Berry 5–8 mm in diameter, black when ripe, 1–2(3)-seeded.
    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.
    Habit
    Herb.
    Distribution
    Native from Colombia.
    [FTEA]

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

    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.
    Cladodes
    Cladodes arranged in ± one plane, in fascicles of 4– 25, linear, fine, 3– 6(– 10) mm long.
    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.
    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.
    Fruits
    Berry red, 6– 8(– 10) mm in diameter, 1– 3-seeded.
    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]
    Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
    Medicinal (State of the World's Plants 2016).

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    Distribution

    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, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Uruguay

    Synonyms

    Other Data

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

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

    Bibliography

    First published in Bothalia 9: 51 (1966)

    Accepted by

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    • Funez, L.A. & al. (2017). Fifty-five new records of vascular plants, and other discoveries for the flora of Santa Catarina, southern Brazil Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 72: 221-275.
    • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots' Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.
    • Sykes, W.R. (2016). Flora of the Cook Islands: 1-973. National Tropical Botanical Garden, Hawaii.
    • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
    • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
    • Demissew, S. & Nordal, I. (2010). Aloes and other Lilies of Ethiopia and Eritrea, ed, 2: 1-351. Shama Books, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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    • Demissew, S. (2006). Asparagaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-22.
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2005). Monocotyledons and Gymnosperms of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 52: 1-415.
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    Literature

    Useful Plants of Boyacá Project

    • Kew Medicinal Plant Names Services (MPNS) https://www.kew.org/science/data-and-resources/tools-and-services/medicinal-plant-names-services in The State of the World’s Plants Report–2016. (2016). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew https://stateoftheworldsplants.org

    Flora Zambesiaca

    • ―Sebsebe Demissew in F.T.E.A., Asparagaceae: 9 (2006).
    • in Bothalia 9: 51 (1966).

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Dufour-Dror, J.M. & Fragman-Sapir, O. in Dufour-Dror, J.M. (2019). Alien Plant Species in Natural & Disturbed Areas in Israel Alien Invasive Plants in Israel, ed. 2: 1-246. Dan Perry Pub., Nature & Parks Authority, Israel Ministry of Environmental Protection.
    • Funez, L.A. & al. (2017). Fifty-five new records of vascular plants, and other discoveries for the flora of Santa Catarina, southern Brazil Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 72: 221-275.
    • Jaramillo Díaz, P. & Guézou, A. (2017). CDF Checklist of Galapagos Vascular Plants - FCD Lista de especies de Plantas Vasculares de Galápagos http://www.darwinfoundation.org/datazone/checklists/vascular-plants/.
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    • Sykes, W.R. (2016). Flora of the Cook Islands: 1-973. National Tropical Botanical Garden, Hawaii.
    • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
    • Vladimirov, V., Dane, F., Matevski, V. & Kit Tan (2012). New floristic records in the Balkans: 18 Phytologia Balcanica 18: 69-92.
    • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
    • Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mt. Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34: 1-199.
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    • Jørgensen, P.M. & León-Yánes, S. (eds.) (1999). Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador: 1-1181. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Sheppard, C.R.C. & Seaward, M.R.D. (eds.) (1999). Ecology of the Chagos archipelago: 1-350. Westbury Academic & Scientific Publishing, Otley.
    • Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1997). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 6: 1-586. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Zuloaga, F.O. & Morrone, O. (eds.) (1996). Pteridophyta, Gymnospermae y Angiospermae (Monocotyledoneae) Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares de la República Argentina 1: 1-323. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis.
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa

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    Sources

    Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
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    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
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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

    Plants and People Africa
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    Useful Plants of Boyacá Project
    ColPlantA database
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