Asparagus

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Contains 3 accepted taxa overall.

Family:ASPARAGACEAE
Common Name:ASPARAGUS
Specimen: View USF Herbarium specimens of this genus

Classification

Division
Class
Sub Class
Order ASPARAGALES
FamilyASPARAGACEAE
Genus Asparagus

Citation

Citation ASPARAGUS Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 313. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: TYPE: Asparagus officinalis Linnaeus Lectotypified by Britton & A. Brown, Ill. Fl. N. U.S., ed. 2. 1: 313. 1913.

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species

Scientific NameCommon NameHerbarium SpecimensPhotos
Asparagus aethiopicus SPRENGER'S ASPARAGUS-FERN
Asparagus officinalis GARDEN ASPARAGUS
Asparagus setaceus COMMON ASPARAGUS-FERN

Genus Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Asparagopsis Asparagopsis (Kunth) Kunth, Enum. Pl. 5: 76. 1850, non Montagne 1841.BASIONYM: Asparagus Linnaeus, sect. Asparagopsis Kunth, Phys. Abh. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1842: 35. 1844.TYPE: Asparagopsis aethiopica (Linnaeus) Kunth (Asparagus aethiopicus Linnaeus) Lectotypified by Obermeyer, S. African J. Bot. 2: 243. 1983. = Protasparagus Obermeyer 1983.
Elide Elide Medikus, Philos. Bot. 2: 72. 1791. TYPE: Medeola asparagoides Linnaeus
Hecatris Hecatris Salisbury, Gen. Pl. 66. 1866. TYPE: = Myrsiphyllum Willdenow 1808; = Elide Medikus 1791, by lectotypification.
Myrsiphyllum Myrsiphyllum Willdenow, Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin Mag. Neuesten Entdeck. 2: 25. 1808. TYPE: Myrsiphyllum asparagoides (Linnaeus) Willdenow (Medeola asparagoides Linnaeus) Lectotypified by Pfeiffer, Nomencl. Bot. 2(1): 398. 1874. = Elide Medikus 1791, by lectotypification.
Protasparagus Protasparagus Obermeyer, S. African J. Bot. 2: 243. 1983. TYPE: Protasparagus aethiopicus (Linnaeus) Obermeyer (Asparagus aethiopicus Linnaeus) Substitute name for Asparagopsis (Kunth) Kunth 1850, non Montagne 1841.