Asparagus falcatus L.

Climbing branched perennial spiny and woody vine to 12 m from a short rhizome. Inflorescence an axillary raceme. Cladodes linear-oblong, curved, 5-9 cm long, 1 nerved, 1-3 per node. Flowers numerous, bisexual, widely opening, 5-8 mm wide; summer.Tepals white. Fruit brown.

S and E Africa to Ceylon.

Sometimes grown in gardens as an ornamental.

Source: Conran, J. (2005). Asparagaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Asparagales
family       Asparagaceae
genus        Asparagus L.