Asparagus declinatus

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Asparagus declinatus L.

Asparagaceae

Life form: climber

Exposure: half shade   9

Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: six-stellate
Fruit: berry

 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Asparagus declinatus, commonly known as basket asparagus, is a climber.

Naming

Asparagus declinatus was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Asparagus declinatus 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

Leaves

Asparagus declinatus has alternate leaves.

Flowers and Fruits

Asparagus declinatus produces six-stellate flowers.

The climbers produce berries.

Root System

Distribution

Asparagus declinatus is native to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.

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 -7°C (USDA zone 9).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Poisonousness

Asparagus declinatus 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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