Chandigarh Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Chandigarh (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species:
Asparagus aethiopicus L.

Family: Asparagaceae Genus: Asparagus Species:
Asparagus aethiopicus L.






Synonym Protasparagus aethiopicus (L.) Oberm.,Asparagus laetus Salisb. Flower Color White
Common Name Asparagus Fern Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name Sprenger Asparagus, Foxtail Asparagus Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Fruiting Period April-June
Altitude Up to 1800 m Fruit Type Berry
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Bright red berry about 8 mm in diameter; 3 seeds per fruit.
Habitat Very commonly used as an ornamental house-plant. Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Native to South Africa Bark Details Bright green in colour and smooth in texture.
Distribution in chandigarh Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park, Sector 29 Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Needle-like
    Leaf Arrangement Whorled (leaves in groups of 3 or more along stem)
    Leaf Shape Lence shaped
Description of Species It is an evergreen perennial herb emerging from a crown of tuberous roots. It is a drooping, bushy plant usually only to 2-4 ft tall, and several feet wide, with stems stiff or spreading-arching. Larger branches usually bearing minute axillary spines. Branchlets (cladophylls) are flat, needle-like, light bright green, to 1 inch long, clustered at branch nodes. Leaves tiny, scale-like, at bases of branchlets. Flowers small, white or pinkish white, and fragrant. Fruit is a bright red berry about 8 mm in diameter; 3 seeds per fruit. Leaf Details Leaves are bright green, fern-like, with almost needle-like leaflets of up to eight in a cluster.

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

No Specimen Found