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|Family: Asparagaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Asparagus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Asparagus aethiopicus L.
Habit: Sprawling; roots fibrous, tuberous. Stem: <= 2 m, wiry, branchlets < 1 mm wide. Leaf: membranous, not or +- spurred. Inflorescence: axillary racemes; flowers 5--9(15). Flower: bisexual; perianth 3--4 mm, rotate to bell-shaped. Fruit: 5--8 mm, red. Chromosomes: n=10,20.
Ecology: Disturbed places, abandoned gardens; Elevation: < 100 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCo; Distribution Outside California: Florida; native to southern Africa. Flowering Time: Aug--Oct Note: Escaped plants generally cv. 'Sprengeri'.
Synonyms: Asparagus densiflorus (Kunth) Jessop, misappl.
eFlora Treatment Author: Dale W. McNeal
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Asparagus
Next taxon: Asparagus asparagoides
Citation for this treatment: Dale W. McNeal 2017. Asparagus aethiopicus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=88887, accessed on March 24, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 24, 2017.