The Plant List — A working list for all plant species

Asparagus

The genus Asparagus is in the family Asparagaceae in the major group Angiosperms (Flowering plants).

Statistics are at the end of the page.

Species in Asparagus

See "Status", "Confidence level", "Source" for definitions.

Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied Infra. rec.
Asparagus acerosus Thunb. ex Schult. & Schult.f. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus acicularis F.T.Wang & S.C.Chen Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus acocksii Jessop Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus acutifolius L. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus adscendens Roxb. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus aethiopicus L. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus africanus Lam. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Asparagus aggregatus (Oberm.) Fellingham & N.L.Mey. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus agul Forssk. ex Schult. & Schult.f. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus albanensis auct. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus albus L. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus alopecurus (Oberm.) Malcomber & Sebsebe Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus altiscandens Engl. & Gilg Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus altissimus Munby Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus angulofractus Iljin Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus angusticladus (Jessop) J.-P.Lebrun & Stork Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus aphyllus L. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Asparagus arborescens Willd. ex Schult. & Schult.f. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus aridicola Sebsebe Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus aridicolus Sebsebe Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Asparagus asiaticus L. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus asparagoides (L.) Druce Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus aspergillus Jessop Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus aymoninii M. Pignal & Phillipson Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Asparagus baguirmiensis A. Chev. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Asparagus baumii Engl. & Gilg. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus bayeri (Oberm.) Fellingham & N.L.Mey. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus benguellensis Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus bequaertii De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus biflorus (Oberm.) Fellingham & N.L.Mey. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus botschantzevii Vlassova Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus botswanicus Sebsebe Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus brachiatus Thulin Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus brachyphyllus Turcz. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus breslerianus Schult. & Schult.f. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus broussonetii J.Jacq. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus buchananii Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus bucharicus Iljin Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus burchellii Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus burjaticus Peschkova Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus calcicola H.Perrier Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus capensis L. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Asparagus capitatus Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Asparagus chimanimanensis Sebsebe Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus clareae (Oberm.) Fellingham & N.L.Mey. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus cochinchinensis (Lour.) Merr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus coddii (Oberm.) Fellingham & N.L.Mey. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus concinnus (Baker) Kies Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus confertus K.Krause Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus coodei P.H.Davis Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus courtetii A. Chev. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Asparagus crassicladus Jessop Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus curillus Buch.-Ham. ex Roxb. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus dauricus Fisch. ex Link Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus debilis A. Chev. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Asparagus declinatus L. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus deflexus Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus densiflorus (Kunth) Jessop Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus denudatus (Kunth) Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Asparagus devenishii (Oberm.) Fellingham & N.L.Mey. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus divaricatus (Oberm.) Fellingham & N.L.Mey. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus dregeanus auct. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus drepanophyllus Welw. ex Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus duchesnei L.Linden Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus dumosus Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus edulis (Oberm.) J.-P.Lebrun & Stork Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus elephantinus S.M.Burrows Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus equisetoides Welw. ex Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus exsertus (Oberm.) Fellingham & N.L.Mey. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus exuvialis Burch. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus falcatus L. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus fallax Svent. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus fasciculatus Thunb. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus faulknerae Sebsebe Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Asparagus faulkneri Sebsebe Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus ferganensis Vved. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus filicinus Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus filicladus (Oberm.) Fellingham & N.L.Mey. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus filifolius Bertol. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus flagellaris (Kunth) Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus flavicaulis (Oberm.) Fellingham & N.L.Mey. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Asparagus fouriei (Oberm.) Fellingham & N.L.Mey. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus fractiflexus (Oberm.) Fellingham & N.L.Mey. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus fysonii J.F.Macbr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus gharoensis Blatt. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus glaucus Kies Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus gobicus N.A.Ivanova ex Grubov Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus gonoclados Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus graniticus (Oberm.) Fellingham & N.L.Mey. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus greveanus H.Perrier Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus griffithii Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus gypsaceus Vved. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus hajrae Kamble Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus hirsutus S.M.Burrows Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus homblei De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus horridus L. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus humilis Engl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus inderiensis Blume ex Ledeb. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus inderiensis Blum ex Pacz. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Asparagus intricatus (Oberm.) Fellingham & N.L.Mey. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus juniperoides Engl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus kaessneri De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus kansuensis F.T.Wang & Tang ex S.C.Chen Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus karthikeyanii (Kamble) M.R.Almeida Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus katangensis De Wild. & T.Durand Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus khorasanensis Hamdi & Assadi Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus kiusianus Makino Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus kraussianus (Kunth) J.F.Macbr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus krebsianus (Kunth) Jessop Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus laevissimus Steud. ex Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus laricinus Burch. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus lecardii De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus ledebourii Miscz. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus leptocladodius Chiov. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus lignosus Burm.f. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus longicladus N.E.Br. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus longiflorus Franch. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus longipes Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus lycaonicus P.H.Davis Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus lycicus P.H.Davis Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus lycopodineus (Baker) F.T.Wang & Tang Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus lynetteae (Oberm.) Fellingham & N.L.Mey. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus macowanii Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus madecassus H.Perrier Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus mahafalensis H.Perrier Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus mairei H.Lév. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus mariae (Oberm.) Fellingham & N.L.Mey. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus maritimus (L.) Mill. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus martretii A. Chev. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Asparagus meioclados H.Lév. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus merkeri K.Krause Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus microraphis (Kunth) Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus migeodii Sebsebe Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus minutiflorus (Kunth) Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus mollis (Oberm.) Fellingham & N.L.Mey. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus monophyllus Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus mozambicus Kunth Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus mucronatus Jessop Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus multituberosus R.A.Dyer Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus munitus F.T.Wang & S.C.Chen Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus myriacanthus F.T.Wang & S.C.Chen Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus natalensis (Baker) J.-P.Lebrun & Stork Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus ndelleensis A. Chev. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Asparagus neglectus Kar. & Kir. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus nelsii Schinz Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus nesiotes Svent. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus nodosus Sol. ex Baker Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus nodulosus (Oberm.) J.-P.Lebrun & Stork Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus officinalis L. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Asparagus oligoclonos Maxim. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus oliveri (Oberm.) Fellingham & N.L.Mey. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus orientalis Besser Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus ovatus T.M.Salter Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus oxyacanthus Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus pachyrrhizus N.A.Ivanova ex N.V.Vlassova Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus palaestinus Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus pallasii Miscz. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus pastorianus Webb & Berthel. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus pearsonii Kies Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus pendulus (Oberm.) J.-P.Lebrun & Stork Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus penicillatus H.Hara Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus persicus Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus petersianus Kunth Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus planiuscula Burm.f. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus planiusculus Burm. f. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Asparagus plocamoides Webb ex Svent. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus poissonii H.Perrier Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus przewalskyi N.A.Ivanova ex Grubov & T.V.Egorova Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus pseudoscaber Grecescu Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus psilurus Welw. ex Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus punjabensis J.L.Stewart Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus pygmaeus Makino Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus racemosus Willd. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus radiatus Sebsebe Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus ramosissimus Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus recurvispinus (Oberm.) Fellingham & N.L.Mey. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus retrofractus L. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus richardsiae Sebsebe Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus rigidus Jessop Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus ritschardii De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus robustus hort. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Asparagus rogersii R.E.Fr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus rottleri Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus ruber Burm.f. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus rubicundus P.J.Bergius Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus rubricaulis (Kunth) Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus sapinii De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus sarmaticus Grinț. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus sarmentosus L. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus saundersiae Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus scaberulus A.Rich. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus scandens Thunb. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus schoberioides Kunth Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus schroederi Engl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus schumanianus Schltr. ex H.Perrier Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus scoparius Lowe Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus sekukuniensis (Oberm.) Fellingham & N.L.Mey. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus setaceus (Kunth) Jessop Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus sichuanicus S.C.Chen & D.Q.Liu Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus simulans Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus spinescens Steud. ex Schult. & Schult.f. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus spinosissimus Dinter Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus squarrosus J.A.Schmidt Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus stachyphyllus H.Lév. & Vaniot Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus stellatus Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus stipulaceus Lam. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus striatus (L.f.) Thunb. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus suaveolens Burch. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus subfalcatus De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus subscandens F.T.Wang & S.C.Chen Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus subulatus Thunb. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus sylvicola S.M.Burrows Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus taliensis F.T.Wang & Tang ex S.C.Chen Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus tamariscinus N.A.Ivanova ex Grubov Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus tenuifolius Lam. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus tibeticus F.T.Wang & S.C.Chen Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus transvaalensis (Oberm.) Fellingham & N.L.Mey. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus trichoclados (F.T.Wang & Tang) F.T.Wang & S.C.Chen Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus trichophyllus Bunge Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus turkestanicus Popov Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus uhligii K.Krause Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus umbellatus Link Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Asparagus umbellulatus Bresler Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus umbricola Kit. ex Kanitz Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus undulatus (L.f.) Thunb. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus usambarensis Sebsebe Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus vaginellatus Bojer ex Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus verticillatus L. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus virgatus Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus volubilis (L.f.) Thunb. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus vvedenskyi Botsch. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus warneckei (Engl.) Hutch. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus yanbianensis S.C.Chen Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus yanyuanensis S.C.Chen Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Asparagus zeyheri Kunth Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18

Statistics

The Plant List includes 592 scientific plant names of species rank for the genus Asparagus. Of these 211 are accepted species names.

The Plant List includes a further 138 scientific plant names of infraspecific rank for the genus Asparagus. We do not intend The Plant List to be complete for names of infraspecific rank. These are primarily included because names of species rank are synonyms of accepted infraspecific names.

Species names

The status of the 592 species names for the genus Asparagus recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of binomial name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 211 35.6%
Synonym 357 60.3%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 24 4.1%

All names

The status of the 730 names (including infraspecific names) for the genus Asparagus recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of all name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 219 30.0%
Synonym 487 66.7%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 24 3.3%

Of the species names,

A further 4 name records indicate where names have been misapplied.

The confidence with which the status of the 592 species names recorded in The Plant List for the genus Asparagus, are assigned as follows:

Confidence level Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Total
High confidence 211 355 0 0 566 95.6%
Medium confidence 0 2 0 0 2 0.3%
Low confidence 0 0 0 24 24 4.1%

The source of the species name records found in The Plant List for the genus Asparagus is as follows:

Source of record Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Misapplied Total
Tropicos 0 2 0 12 0 14 2.4%
WCSP 211 355 0 12 4 578 97.6%