Asparagus drepanophyllus

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Asparagus drepanophyllus Welw. ex Baker

Asparagaceae

Life form: climber

Exposure: half shade   9

Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

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 drepanophyllus is a climber.

Naming

Friedrich Martin Josef Welwitsch already described Asparagus drepanophyllus but the name was validly published by John Gilbert Baker in 1878.

Taxonomy

Asparagus drepanophyllus 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 drepanophyllus is evergreen. The leaves are alternate.

Flowers and Fruits

Asparagus drepanophyllus produces six-stellate flowers from December to February.

The climbers produce berries.

Root System

Distribution

Asparagus drepanophyllus is native to tropical Africa.

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 drepanophyllus 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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