Asparagus asparagoides (L.) W.Wight

Cent. Dict. 2: 845 (1909) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Climbing herb to 3 m high, with a short, branching rhizome producing clusters of fleshy tubers. Cladodes broadly lanceolate, one per bract axil, 10–70 mm long, 4–30 mm wide. Flowers bisexual, solitary in axils, 8–9 mm wide, white to pale green, segments apically reflexed, overlapping basally to form a short tube; stamens shorter than the perianth; ovary 2 mm long. Berry globular, 6–10 mm diam., red. Seeds few-numerous, 3–4 mm long. Smilax (Bridal Creeper). Flowers Aug.–Sep.

*Brid, *CVU, *DunT, *EGL, *EGU, *GipP, *Glep, *Gold, *GGr, *HSF, *LoM, *MuF, *MuM, *NIS, *OtP, *RobP, *Strz, *VRiv, *VVP, *WaP, *Wim. The vigorous spring growth often completely smothers other vegetation.

Source: Conran, J.G. (1994). Liliaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Myrsiphyllum asparagoides (L.) Willd.).
Updated by: Andre Messina, 2014-09-24
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Asparagaceae
genus Asparagus
Higher taxa

Victoria

Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Asparagus asparagoides in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Asparagus asparagoides in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present naturalised
Murray Mallee present naturalised
Wimmera present naturalised
Glenelg Plain present naturalised
Bridgewater present naturalised
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Robinvale Plains present naturalised
Murray Fans present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Otway Plain present naturalised
Warrnambool Plain present naturalised
Goldfields present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Greater Grampians present naturalised
Dundas Tablelands present naturalised
Northern Inland Slopes present naturalised
East Gippsland Lowlands present naturalised
East Gippsland Uplands present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised
Strzelecki Ranges present naturalised

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
Queensland
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory
Victoria
Tasmania