Asparagus densiflorus (Kunth) Jessop
  • Bothalia


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General Information

Subshrubs hermaphroditic. Stems ± climbing, branched, to 1 m; branches distinctly striate-ridged. Cladodes in fascicles of 1--5, linear, 1--3 cm × 1.5--2.5 mm, flat. Leaf spur spinescent; spine slightly hooked, 3--5 mm and sharp on main stems, very short and not sharp on branches, woody. Inflorescences developing after cladodes, solitary or paired, axillary, each a many-flowered raceme or panicle 2--2.5 cm; bracts linear, 2--5 mm. Pedicel ca. 2 mm, articulate at middle. Perianth white; segments oblong-ovate, ca. 2 mm. Stamens shorter than perianth; anthers minute. Berry red, 8--10 mm in diam., 1- or 2-seeded. Fl. throughout year. 2 n = 40, 60.

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    Asparagus densiflorus (Kunth) Jessop, Bothalia 9: 65. 1966; Asparagopsis densiflora Kunth; Asparagus sprengeri Regel.

    Tallos leñosos o al menos endurecidos, erectos o decumbentes, glabros, 30–60 cm de largo; espinas hasta 5 mm de largo, reflexas, lineares, a menudo ausentes en las ramas terminales. Cladodios aplanados o triquetros, 5–28 mm de largo y 1.2–2 mm de ancho, ligeramente arqueados, solitarios a numerosos. Inflorescencia un racimo axilar, 15–75 mm de largo; tépalos 2–5 mm de largo, blancos o rosado pálidos. Baya globosa, 5–12 mm de diámetro, roja; semillas 1–3.

    Cultivada; 50–140 m; fl sep, fr dic, may; Guzmán 32, Sandino 3600; sur de Africa, ampliamente cultivada. "Espárrago chino".

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    Morphology

    Thorny shrublet, up to 1 m high, erect with short to very short branches (fox-tail form). Spines short, recurved. Cladodes evergreen, 5-15 x 1-2 mm. Flowers white with a pink tinge.

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    Plants erect or with simple, spreading or recumbent, striate, spiny stems. Rhizome with the long roots bearing tubers on side roots. Branches short, more or less equally long, close together. Spines short, recurved. Cladodes evergreen, one to few in a fascicle, terete, 5-15 x 1-2 mm. Racemes (modified branchlets) simple, short, 20-50 mm long, many-flowered or reduced to a few flowers, borne in axils and along branches; bracts small, membranous or minutely spinous; tepals linear, spreading, 4 mm long, white with a pink tinge, glistening; stalks short, articulated near middle. Stamens erect, with yellow or orange anthers. Ovary with 4 ovules in each locule; globose, white. Berry red, ±10 mm in diameter.

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    Erect or spreading, spiny shrub to 60 cm, stems striate with hooked spines. Cladodes 1-few in fascicles, linear. Flowers in racemes, tepals and filaments spreading.

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    Habitat

    Variable habitat.

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    Mainly coastal.

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    Distribution

    A common and variable species of the eastern region, i.e. southern and eastern Transvaal, Natal and eastern Cape; also in Mozambique.

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    Uitenhage to S Mozambique.

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