Asparagus setaceus, Asparagus plumosus,
Ferny Asparagus, Climbing Asparagus Fern,
Hebrew: אספרג מנוצה, Arabic: سبرجس ناعم

Scientific name:  Asparagus setaceus (Kunth) Jessop
Synonym name:  Asparagus plumosus Baker
Common name:  Ferny Asparagus, Climbing Asparagus Fern
Hebrew name:  אספרג מנוצה
Arabic name:  اسبرجس ناعم
Family:  Liliaceae, Lily Family, שושניים

Asparagus setaceus, Asparagus plumosus, Ferny Asparagus, Climbing Asparagus Fern, سبرجس ناعم ,אספרג מנוצה

Life form:  Geophyte, climber
Spinescence:  Leaves
Stems:  90-120 cm; tough, wiry, armed with recurved spines
Leaves:  Alternate, scale-like; cladodes 8–15 in each axil, terete, 4–7 mm long, c. 0.5 mm wide, ± glabrous
Inflorescence:  Single or paired flowers, terminal on lateral branches; pedicels 1–2.5 mm long, jointed near base
Flowers:  Perianth campanulate; tepals 3-4 mm long, greenish to white; 6 yellow stamens
Fruits / pods:  Berry, globose; seeds globular, black
Flowering Period:  September, October, November
Habitat:  Disturbed habitats
Distribution:  Cultivated as an ornamental plant, invasive
Chorotype:  South African
Summer shedding:  Perenating

Asparagus setaceus, Asparagus plumosus, Ferny Asparagus, Climbing Asparagus Fern, Hebrew: אספרג מנוצה, Arabic: سبرجس ناعم


Derivation of the botanical name:
Asparagus; an ancient Greek name for the plant.
setaceus, bristled.
plumosus, feathery.
  • The standard author abbreviation Kunth is used to indicate Carl Sigismund Kunth (1788 – 1850), a German botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Jessop is used to indicate John Peter Jessop (1939 – ), an Australian botanist,Botanic Gardens of Adelaide and State Herbarium
  • The standard author abbreviation Baker is used to indicate John Gilbert Baker (1834 – 1920), an English botanist.

Asparagus setaceus, Asparagus plumosus, Ferny Asparagus, Climbing Asparagus Fern, سبرجس ناعم ,אספרג מנוצה


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