Name source
Australian Plant Census
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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

LSIDs are persistent, location-independent,resource identifiers for uniquely naming biologically significant resources including species names, concepts, occurrences, genes or proteins, or data objects that encode information about them. To put it simply, LSIDs are a way to identify and locate pieces of biological information on the web.

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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia

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Climber to c. 4 m. Roots fibrous and tuberous. Cladodes 3���6 per axil, acicular to filiform, apiculate, 10���30 mm long, to l mm wide. Scale leaves spine-like, 3���4 mm long. Inflorescence a raceme, sometimes paired, to 10 cm long; pedicels 2���4 mm long, articulated 1���2 mm from base. Flowers single or paired, 4���6 mm diam., white. Sepals and petals 2.5���3 mm long, 1 mm wide. Stamens 2���3 mm long; filaments 1.5���2.5 mm long; anthers 0.3���0.5 mm long, orange. Ovary ovoid, 2���2.5 mm long; style 0.5���1 mm long, minutely trifid. Berry 5���6 mm diam., red. Seed 1, 3���4 mm diam. source: ABRS Flora of Australia Online

Online resources

ABRS Flora of Australia Online
Description, Distribution, Habitat, Distribution Map
Australian Plant Image Index
Images, Occurrence record
Customary Medicinal Knowledgebase
Images, Occurrence record, Author, Synonym
Encyclopedia of Life
Images, Occurrence record
FloraBase - the Western Australian Flora
Reference, Name Status, Scientific Description Author

Species Lists

Queensland : Conservation Status
taxonId: 8885
Kingdom: plants
Class: monocots
Family: Asparagaceae
vernacular name: native asparagus
scientificNameAuthorship: Willd.
status: Least concern wildlife
sourceStatus: Least concern wildlife
QLD_NCA_status: C
QLD_NCA_status_description: Least concern wildlife
Endemicity: U
Endemicity_description: Native to Queensland - endemicity not defined
Census of the Queensland Flora 2015 - Vascular plants
Phylum: Flowering plants
Family: Asparagaceae
Northern Territory Threatened Species
Genus: Asparagus
specificEpithet: racemosus
taxonID: 3003
conservation status code: LC
conservation status: Least Concern

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Asparagus racemosus


Synonyms Source
Asparagus fasciculatus R.Br. R.Br. R.Br.
Published in: Brown, R. 1810, Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae
Asparagus acerosus Roxb. Roxb. Roxb.
Published in: Roxburgh, W. 1832, Flora Indica; or descriptions of Indian Plants, by the late William Roxburgh. 2
Asparagopsis brownei Kunth, nom. illeg. Kunth Kunth
Published in: Kunth, C.S. 1850, Enumeratio Plantarum Omnium Hucusque Cognitarum 5
Asparagopsis fasciculata F.Muell., nom. inval. F.Muell. F.Muell.
Published in: Mueller, F.J.H. von 1869, Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 7(52) 37-60
Protasparagus racemosus (Willd.) Oberm. (Willd.) Oberm. (Willd.) Oberm.
Published in: Obermeyer, A.A. 1983, South African Journal of Botany 2
Asparagus acerosus Roxb.
Published in: Baker, J.G. 1875, Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany 14
Protasparagus racemosus (Willd.) Oberm.
Published in: Clifford, H.T. & Conran, J.G. 1987, Liliaceae p.p.. Flora of Australia 45 156-165
Protasparagus racemosus (Willd.) Oberm.
Published in: Wheeler, J.R. 1992, Asparagaceae. Flora of the Kimberley Region 990
Protasparagus racemosus (Willd.) Oberm.
Published in: Stanley, T.D. 1989, Liliaceae. Flora of South-eastern Queensland 3 21-41
Protasparagus racemosus (Willd.) Oberm.
Published in: Kenneally, K.F., Edinger, D.C. & Willing, T. 1996, Broome and Beyond. Plants and people of the Dampier Peninsula, Kimberley, Western Australia

Common Names

Common name Source
Asparagus Fern.
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Native Asparagus
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Working classification

Asparagus racemosus  Recorded in Australia

Occurrence records

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Name references found in the Biodiversity Heritage Library

Name references found in the TROVE - NLA