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Unresolved name

Large Forest Asparagus

Asparagus falcatus L. var. falcatus

Derivation of specific name

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falcatus: falcate or sickle-shaped, referring to the leaf shape
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Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Asparagus falcatus L.
var. falcatus Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=114770
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
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Description

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Robust climber. The leaf-like cladodes are shiny dark green with a prominent vein, up to 8 cm, often slightly sickle-shaped. The woody stems are light grey with short, hooked hard thorns. The small white flowers are borne in elongated inflorescences. Fruit a red berry.
license
cc-by-nc
copyright
Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
bibliographic citation
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Asparagus falcatus L.
var. falcatus Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=114770
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
original
visit source
partner site
Flora of Zimbabwe

Frequency

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Local
license
cc-by-nc
copyright
Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
bibliographic citation
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Asparagus falcatus L.
var. falcatus Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=114770
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
original
visit source
partner site
Flora of Zimbabwe