Asparagus officinalis L.
  • Sp. Pl.
  • Asparago comune


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Asparagus officinalis L. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000634022. Accessed on: 27 Nov 2020'

General Information

Herbs dioecious. Roots 2--3 mm thick, rather slender. Stems suberect, to 1 m, usually slightly pendent apically; branches soft. Cladodes in fascicles of 3--6, 0.5--3 cm × ca. 0.4 mm, subterete, slightly flattened, irregularly grooved. Leaf spur slightly spinescent or indistinct. Inflorescences developing after cladodes. Flowers of both sexes solitary of in clusters of 2--4; pedicel 0.8--1.2(--1.4) cm. Male flowers: perianth yellowish green, campanulate, 5--6 mm; filaments adnate to perianth segments for ca. 1/2 their length; anthers 1--1.5 mm. Female flowers: perianth ca. 3 mm. Berry red, 7--8 mm in diam., 2- or 3-seeded. Fl. May--Jun, fr. Aug. 2 n = 20*, 40.

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    Herbs, erect, 1–2.5 m; rhizomes fibrous. Stems annual, densely branched distally; branches finely dissected, ascending to perpendicular, unarmed; cladophylls in clusters of (2–)4–15(–25) per node, filiform, straight or curved, 1–3 cm. Leaves scalelike, 3–4 mm; blade lanceolate, base hardened. Inflorescences in axillary racemes, 1–3-flowered. Flowers some unisexual; perianth campanulate, yellow or yellowish green; tepals connate 1–2 mm, greenish white, 3–8 × 1–2 mm; pedicel 8–12 mm, jointed at or above middle. Berries red, 6–10 mm. Seeds 2–4. 2n = 20, 40.

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    Asparagus officinalis L., Sp. Pl. 313. 1753.

    Tallos herbáceos, erectos, glabros, 90–300 cm de largo; inermes. Cladodios filiformes a ligeramente aplanados, 10–23 mm de largo y 0.2–0.3 mm de ancho, rectos, en fascículos de 4–15. Inflorescencia axilar, de 1 ó 2 flores con pedicelo ca 12 mm de largo; tépalos 4.5–6 mm de largo, blanco cremosos. Baya globosa, 6–10 mm de diámetro, roja; semillas 2–4.

    Cultivada; Jeannette Sandino 15; Europa, ampliamente cultivada. "Espárrago".

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    Plantas arbustivas, herbáceas, sin espinas; tallos hasta ca. 2 m, los cladodios 0.5–2.6 cm. Infls. axilares,de 1 ó 2 fls.; pedicelos 9–12 mm. Fls. con tépalos 4–6 mm, crema verdusco. Frs. 6–10 mm de diám., rojos;semillas 2–4.

  • Provided by: [I].Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica
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    "Perennial from a short rhizome, freely branched, to 2 m; ultimate branchlets filiform, 8–15 mm; pedicels solitary or paired, lateral, 5–10 mm, jointed at the middle; fls greenish-white, campanulate, 3–5 mm; berry red, 8 mm; 2n=20, 40. Native of Europe, escaped from cult. into waste places or along salt marshes. May, June."

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    Dioecious herbs. Stems erect, up to 100 cm, glabrous. Leaf spur 1-3 mm. Cladodes 3-6 (-8) per fascicle, subulate, 0.5-3 cm x 0.2-0.4 mm, subterete, slightly flattened, irregularly grooved. Flowers of both sexes solitary or in clusters of 1-2(-4). Pedicels 8-15 mm, articulated near or above the middle. Male flower: perianth 5-6 mm, yellowish green. Filaments adnate to perianth segments for about half their length, anthers 1-1.5 mm. Female flower: perianth c. 3 mm. Berry red 6-8 mm in diameter.

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    Morphology

    30–80 cm hoch, verzweigt. Nadelförmige Blätter 5–20 mm lang, zu 3–8 gebüschelt in den Achseln von häutigen Schuppenblättern. Blüten einzeln, glockig, an dünnen, nahe der Mitte gegliederten Stielen hängend. Perigonblätter 6, weisslich bis

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    Ecology

    5–6. Trockenwiesen, Schuttplätze, auf sandig-lehmigem Boden, oft aus Kultur verwildert, kollin. CH.

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    Distribution Map

     
    • Introduced distribution
    Introduced into
    • Southern America Brazil Paraní
    • Rio Grande do Sul
    • Santa Catarina
    • Espirito Santo
    • Minas Gerais
    • Rio de Janeiro
    • São Paulo

    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    Asparago comuneItalianCH
    ESPÁRRAGO.
    Gemüse-SpargelGermanCH
    Asperge officinaleFrenchCH
    Garden asparagus, common asparagus
    Spargia cuminaRaeto-RomanceCH

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