Asparagus cochinchinensis

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Asparagus cochinchinensis (Lour.) Merr.

Asparagaceae

Life form: climber

Exposure: half shade   7

Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: campanulate
Fruit: berry

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Inflorescence: cluster

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Liliidae
Superordo:
Lilianae
Ordo:
Asparagales

Asparagus cochinchinensis, commonly known as lucid asparagus, is a climber.

Naming

Asparagus cochinchinensis was already described and the name validly published by João de Loureiro. It was Elmer Drew Merrill, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1919.

Taxonomy

Asparagus cochinchinensis is a species in the genus Asparagus which contains approximately 217 to 242 species and belongs to the family of the Asparagaceae (Asparagus Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The climbers reach heights of 1 to 2 metres.

Leaves

Asparagus cochinchinensis is evergreen. The leaves are alternate.

Flowers and Fruits

Asparagus cochinchinensis produces cluster of green campanulate flowers from May to June.

The climbers carry green berries.

Root System

Distribution

Asparagus cochinchinensis is native to China, Korea, Japan and Taiwan.

Cultivation

The climbers prefer a half-shady situation on moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -18°C (USDA zone 7).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Poisonousness

Asparagus cochinchinensis is toxic.

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Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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