EPPO Global Database

Asparagus asparagoides(ASPAS)

Code created in: 2002-07-19

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: ASPAS
  • Preferred name: Asparagus asparagoides
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Druce


Native to Africa (Ethiopia to Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa). Cultivated as an ornamental rhizomatous, climbing vine.

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Asparagus medeoloides (Linnaeus filius) Thunberg
Elide asparagoides (Linnaeus) Kerguélen
Medeola asparagoides Linnaeus
Myrsiphyllum asparagoides (Linnaeus) Willdenow

Common names
Name Language
bridal creeper English
bridal-veil creeper English
Cape smilax English
smilax asparagus English
élide fausse-asperge French
alegra-campo Portuguese
alegra-campo-de-folhas-miúdas Portuguese