Asparagus retrofractus

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Asparagus retrofractus


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Asparagaceae
Subfamilia: Asparagoideae
Genus: Asparagus
Species: Asparagus retrofractus


Asparagus retrofractus L., 1753


  • Homotypic
    • Asparagopsis retrofracta (L.) Kunth, Enum. Pl. 5: 88 (1850).
    • Protasparagus retrofractus (L.) Oberm., S. African J. Bot. 2: 244 (1983).
  • Heterotypic
    • Asparagus declinatus Sieber ex Baker, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 14: 621 (1875), not validly publ.
    • Asparagus africanus var. microphyllus Baker in W.H.Harvey & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Cap. 6: 266 (1896).
    • Asparagus microphyllus (Baker) Kies, Bothalia 6: 178 (1951).



Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Northern Africa
      • Botswana; Cape Provinces; Namibia; Northern Provinces

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Ming Fern, Pom Pom Asparagus Fern, Zigzag Shrub
suomi: Pensasparsa
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