Asparagus setaceus (Kunth) Jessop
  • Bothalia
  • VELO DE NOVIA


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Asparagus setaceus (Kunth) Jessop. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000634742. Accessed on: 26 Feb 2020'

General Information

Herbs hermaphroditic. Stems climbing, much branched, to several meters, slightly woody near base; branches spreading horizontally, with branchlets and cladodes arranged in 1 plane, frondlike. Cladodes in fascicles of 10--13, 4--5 mm, very slender, slightly trigonous. Leaf spur short, occasionally spinescent on main stems. Inflorescences developing after cladodes. Flowers solitary or in clusters of 2 or 3; pedicel short, articulate at middle. Perianth white; segments widely spreading, lanceolate-oblong, ca. 7 mm. Berry purplish black, 6--7 mm in diam., 1--3-seeded. Fl. Jun. 2 n = 20*.

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    Vines, woody, scrambling or climbing to 5 m; roots fibrous. Stems to 4 m, wiry, smooth, branches planate; cladophylls in fascicles of (5–)8–20 per node, filiform, 4–10 × 0.5 mm, ± rigid, with single vein. Leaves membranous, 1–2 mm; blade forming short spine with reflexed apex, base hardened. Inflorescences terminally umbellate, 1–4-flowered. Flowers bisexual, nodding; perianth spreading, campanulate; tepals white, 3–4 × 1–1.5 mm; pedicel 1–3 mm, jointed at or just above base. Berries purplish black, 4–5 mm. Seeds 1–3. 2n = 20.

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    Asparagus setaceus (Kunth) Jessop, Bothalia 9: 51. 1966; Asparagopsis setacea Kunth; Asparagus plumosus Baker.

    Tallos leñosos o al menos endurecidos, volubles y trepadores, hasta 400 cm de largo; espinas hasta 10 mm de largo, reflexas, deltoides, a menudo ausentes en las ramas terminales. Cladodios aciculares, 5–10 mm de largo y 0.2–0.3 mm de ancho, rectos, en fascículos de 5–17. Inflorescencia terminal en las ramas laterales, de 1–3 flores con pedicelo 2–5 mm de largo; tépalos ca 3 mm de largo, blanco cremosos. Baya globosa, 5–6 mm de diámetro, roja o purpúrea; semillas 1–3.

    Cultivada; 500–1400 m; fl ene, fr oct; Seymour 3390, Stevens 15191; sureste de Africa, ampliamente cultivada.

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    Plantas escandentes, leñosas, con espinas; tallos hasta ca. 3 m, los cladodios 0.2 – 1 cm. Infls. terminalessobre ramas laterales, de 1–3 fls.; pedicelos 1–5 mm. Fls. con tépalos 2.5–3.2 mm, blanco verdusco. Frs. 5–6 mm de diám., morados a negruzcos; semillas 1–3.

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    Morphology

    Tepals white, ± equal, ± 3 mm long; stamens shorter than the perianth; anthers yellow; ovary 3-locular with 6– 8 ovules in each locule; style ± 1 mm long, 3-branched.

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    Berry red, 6– 8(– 10) mm in diameter, 1– 3-seeded.

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    Cladodes arranged in ± one plane, in fascicles of 4– 25, linear, fine, 3– 6(– 10) mm long.

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    Flowers solitary or fasciculate, 2– 3 together on terminal branches; bracts minute, falling more or less quickly; pedicels 4– 8 mm long, articulated at the middle or below.

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    Climbing shrub to 8 m high; branches branching to 4 orders, terete or grooved, with spines 2– 3 mm long mainly on the main branches, glabrous.

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    Seeds black.

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    Fig. 1: 4– 6 (page 7).

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    Evergreen, perennial, erect or scandent herb, up to 2 m high. Main roots swollen in young plants. Cladode fascicles globose, cladodes 4-7(-12) mm long. Flowers solitary in centre of apical cladode fascicle, white.

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    Evergreen perennial, erect or usually scandent, up to 2 m high, glabrous. Rhizome compact, woody; roots with swellings when young, spreading. Stems woody, smooth, bearing a few basal, short, hard spines, nonspinous above; with numerous spreading, loosely twining branches. Branchlets short, bearing numerous overlapping, glabrous cladode fascicles. Cladodes numerous in each fascicle, filiform, up to 15 mm long with age, soft, shiny. Flowers solitary in centre of apical cladode fascicle, placed on a small disc, surrounded by a few small, membranous bracts; tepals narrowly obovate, 3 mm long, white. Stamens with flattened filaments and yellow anthers. Ovary with ±4 ovules in each locule; obovoid; style short, stigmas 3. Berry ±5 mm in diameter, black.

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    Spiny climbing shrub to 2 m, stems spiny only at base. Cladodes numerous in fascicles, filiform. Flower solitary on an apical disc, tepals and filaments spreading.

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    Evergreen, perennial, usually scandent shrub, up to 5 m high. Roots main ones swollen in young plants. Stems not ribbed when young, not zigzagging. Spines few, short, basal. Cladode fascicles globose, cladodes 4-7(-12) mm long. Flowers: solitary in centre of apical cladode fascicle, tepals white; Nov.-Mar. Fruit a berry.

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    Habitat

    Undergrowth, in moist, humus-rich soil.

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    In undergrowth in moist, humus-rich soil.

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    Mainly forests.

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    Dry Grassland; Mesic Grassland. Undergrowth, in moist, humus-rich soil.

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    Distribution

    Occurs from southern Botswana, Transvaal, O.F.S. and Natal to southern Cape (Riversdale area); also in tropical Africa.

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    Port Beaufort to S tropical Africa.

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    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    VELO DE NOVIA
    Climbing asparagus-fern, lace-fern

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