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Vernacular names of plants within the Genus Asparagus

asparagus fern

Hierarchical position of the Genus Asparagus

   Regnum  Plantae
common name: The plant kingdom
   Divisio  Magnoliophyta Cronquist
syn. Angiospermophyta / Anthophyta
pub. Takht. & Zimmerm. ex Reveal, Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: angiosperms, flowering plants
   Subdivisio  Magnoliophytina Frohne & U. Jensen ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: Angiosperms
   Classis  Liliopsida Brongn.
pub. Enum. Pl. Mus. Paris: xv, 17. 12 Aug 1843.
common name: Monocots
   Subclassis  Liliidae J.H. Schaffn.
pub. Ohio Naturalist 11: 413. Dec 1911.
   SuperOrdo  Lilianae Takht.
pub. Sist. Filog. Cvetk. Rast.: 473. Jan-Mar 1967.
   Ordo  Asparagales Bromhead
pub. Edinburgh New Philos. J. 25: 132. Jul 1838.
   Familia  Asparagaceae Juss.
pub. Gen. Pl.: 40. 4 Aug 1789.
   Subfamilia  Asparagoideae Kostel.
pub. Allg. Med.-Pharm. Fl. 1: 205. Mai 1831.
   Tribus  Asparageae Dumort.
pub. Fl. Belg.: 138. 1827.
   Subtribus  Asparaginae Benth.
pub. Fl. Austral. 7: 4. 23-30 Mar 1878.
   Genus  Asparagus L.
pub. (1753)
common name: asparagus

Named members of the Genus Asparagus

   Species  africanus Lam.
common name: African asparagus
   Species  asparagoides (L.) Druce
common name: African asparagus fern
   Species  densiflorus (Kunth) Jessop
common name: Sprenger's asparagus fern
   Species  officinalis L.
common name: asparagus
   Species  plumosus Baker
syn. Asparagus setaceus
   Species  setaceus (Kunth) Jessop
common name: common asparagus fern
   Species  sprengeri Regel
syn. Asparagus densiflorus

Individual specimen entries are published in the sample database supplied with The Compleat Botanica for species or varieties of this supra-generic taxon.

Additional information is available in the commercial version of The Compleat Botanica software for species with this symbol.


For a description of the methodology followed in establishing this hierarchy see the note Nomenclature used in The Compleat Botanica.


Last reviewed October 31, 2004   


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