Content Author Object Flagger Flag Created Reason Resolved by Resolution
Climbing asparagus (Asparagus plumosus) chrise Sun, 19 Apr 2020 07:48:19 +0000

Asparagus plumosus seems to be a synonym of A. setaceus

loarie

sunk!

Comments

Plants of the World Online and other sources have Asparagus plumosus Baker as a synonym of A. setaceus (Kunth) Jessop

Posted by chrise over 1 year ago (Flag)

But see 1994: Flora of Australia.49 ed. Canberra, Australian Government Publishing Service. (editorial) The correct name for what was previously known as A. setaceus in New Zealand. A. plumosus is very distinct and recognisable "form". It has less dense cladode-clusters and the branches, branchlets and cladodes typically flattened into one plane. i.e. some think they are different species.

Posted by chrise over 1 year ago (Flag)

Not accepted as the same currently in South Africa (but is in Zimbabwe): the two are quite distinct in size of cladodes, orientation of cladodes and fruit colour.
The genus is currently being reviewed in southern Africa by Sandy Burrows and I will find out what the current situation is ...

Posted by tonyrebelo over 1 year ago (Flag)

Thanks Tony, will wait for more information. There certainly seem to be different opinions.

Posted by chrise over 1 year ago (Flag)

you might wait, but Scott has already bolted the stables ...
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxon_changes/47514

Posted by tonyrebelo over 1 year ago (Flag)

Our reviewer say sink them ...

Posted by tonyrebelo over 1 year ago (Flag)

Add a Comment

Sign In or Sign Up to add comments