EPPO Global Database

Asparagus aethiopicus(ASPAE)

Overview
Code created in: 2014-08-07

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: ASPAE
  • Preferred name: Asparagus aethiopicus
  • Authority: Linnaeus

Notes

South Africa: Widely cultivated as a house plant. Previously considered to be included with A. densiflorus in the species A. sprengeri. Since the latter was recognized to be potentially invasive, a distinction has been determined between A. aethopicus, which is potentially invasive, and A. densiflorus, which is not and is therefore more suitable for cultivation.


Other scientific names
Name Authority
Asparagus sprengeri Regel

Common names
Name Language
Sprenger's asparagus English
Sprengers Zierspargel German
asparagus de Sprenger French
asperge de Sprenger French
szparag Sprengera Polish