Plants in Israel | Asparagus meyeri

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Asparagus meyeri, Asparagus densiflorus 'Meyersii',
Foxtail Fern, אספרגוס מאירי

Scientific name:  Asparagus meyeri
Synonym name:  Asparagus densiflorus 'Meyersii', Asparagus densiflorus (Kunth) Jessop 'Meyeri'
Common name:  Foxtail Fern
Hebrew name:  אספרגוס מאירי
Family:  Liliaceae, שושניים
Flowers of Israel, flora en Israel

Life form:  Geophyte
Stems:  Up to 70 cm high, erect
Leaves:  Tail-like fronds, light green stems, leaves reduced to small spines
Inflorescence:  Raceme
Flowers:  Small waxy white flowers scattered throughout plant; not conspicuous; sporadic blooming, followed by bright red berries
Fruit / pods:  Red berries
Flowering Period:  Summer
Chorotype, טיפוס התפוצה:  South Africa

Asparagus meyeri, Asparagus densiflorus 'Meyersii', Foxtail Fern, אספרגוס מאירי


Derivation of the botanical name:
Asparagus; an ancient Greek name for the plant.
meyeri , named for Frank Nicholas Meyer (1875 - 1918), an United States Department of Agriculture explorer who traveled to Asia to collect new plant species.
  • 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