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Asparagus setaceus (Kunth) Jessop
Protasparagus setaceus Kunth Oberm; Common asparagus fern; Climbing Asparagus-Fern; Lace-Fern

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Asparagus setaceus, Liliaceae
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Asparagus setaceus, Liliaceae

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Agaricaceae  Phoma @ BPI (1)
Cicadidae  Tibicen davisi @ AMNH_IZC (3)
Diaspididae  Aonidiella aurantii @ CSCA_TCN (1)
Miridae  Gn_orthotylinigp12 sp_003 @ AMNH_PBI (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora @ BPI (1)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia asparagi @ BPI (1)
_  Ascochytula asparagina @ BPI (3)

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Asparagus setaceus (Kunth) Jessop
common asparagus fern

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General Information
Symbol: ASSE12
Group: Monocot
Family: Liliaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : HI   I
L48   I
PR   I
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ASPL5 Asparagus plumosus Baker


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Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Liliidae
Order Liliales
Family Liliaceae – Lily family
Genus Asparagus L. – asparagus
Species Asparagus setaceus (Kunth) Jessop – common asparagus fern

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3. Asparagus setaceus (Kunth) Jessop, Bothalia. 9: 51. 1966.

Climbing asparagus-fern, lace-fern

Asparagopsis setacea Kunth, Abh. Königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1842: 82. 1842; Asparagus plumosus Baker

Vines, woody, scrambling or climbing to 5 m; roots fibrous. Stems to 4 m, wiry, smooth, branches planate; cladophylls in fascicles of (5—)8—20 per node, filiform, 4—10 × 0.5 mm, ± rigid, with single vein. Leaves membranous, 1—2 mm; blade forming short spine with reflexed apex, base hardened. Inflorescences terminally umbellate, 1—4-flowered. Flowers bisexual, nodding; perianth spreading, campanulate; tepals white, 3—4 × 1—1.5 mm; pedicel 1—3 mm, jointed at or just above base. Berries purplish black, 4—5 mm. Seeds 1—3. 2n = 20.

Flowering spring--summer. Waste places, abandoned gardens; 0--100 m; introduced; Calif., Fla.; s, e Africa.

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Asparagus setaceus
Asparagus setaceus
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Asparagus setaceus
Asparagus setaceus
Common Asparagus Fern
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