Carl Linnaeus, 1753
Provinces; South Africa, Madagascar, Namibia
Berry Asparagus Fern, Asparagus Fern, Bridal Vale
Myrsiphyllum declinatum, A.A. Obermeyer, 1984.
Asparagus foeniculaceus, Lowe.
Asparagopsis decumbens, Kunth.
Asparagus decumbens, Jacq.
Asparagus flexuosus, Thunb.
Asparagus mauritianus, Lam. ex Desf.
Asparagus sinensis, Nois. ex Baker.
Medeola triphylla, Thibaud ex Baker.
Asparagus altissimus, Munby.
This member of the
Asparagaceae was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. It was original found in
Cape Provinces og South Africa, Madagascar and Namibia, but it seems like there are more plants in
Australia to day, causing real problems as a weed. It grows in peat
or well-drained soil with some water and sun. The bulbs gets two centimetres in diameter, the slim stems will climb for 1,5 meters.
The small flowers are white, and the plant can be reproduced both
by seeds and bulbs.
It may been renamed
by A.A.Obermeyer in 1984 to Myrsiphyllum declinatum, member
of the Liliaceae???
The genera name from Greek;
aspazomai; 'to embrace' for the tubular stem-clasping leaf
sheaths. The species name from Latin, meaning 'bend' or 'curved'.