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Asparagus densiflorus (Sprenger's asparagus fern)

Synonyms: Asparagopsis densiflora; Asparagus myriocladus; Asparagus sarmentosus comatus; Asparagus sarmentosus densiflorus; Protasparagus densiflorus

Wikipedia Abstract

Asparagus densiflorus, is a plant native to southern Africa from Mozambique to South Africa. A. densiflorus has been confused with A. aethiopicus, Sprenger's Asparagus, now regarded as a separate species, so that information under the name A. densiflorus will often refer to A. aethiopicus.
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Invasive Species

Asparagus densiflorus, commonly known as asparagus fern, is not a true fern. It reproduces by seed. A. densiflorus is known to invade a variety of habitats, and its impacts include smothering of forest understory and ground cover and preventing the regeneration of canopy species.
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Lifespan [1]  Perennial
Structure [1]  Shrub

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  


Aphis nasturtii[2]
Aspidiotus nerii (ivy scale)[2]
Callopistria floridensis (Florida fern caterpillar)[3]
Maconellicoccus hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug)[4]
Myzus ascalonicus (Shallot aphid)[2]
Nipaecoccus viridis (karoo thorn mealybug)[4]
Saissetia coffeae (brown scale)[2]


Mozambique (Inhaca Is.) to S. Africa; S. Africa;



Species recognized by Govaerts R., 09-Jul-2004, WCSP: World Checklist of Selected Plant Families in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture 2Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants 3HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández 4Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
Invasive Status provided by Global Invasive Species Database Downloaded on 10 May 2011.
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