Asparagus buchananii Baker

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Status: Native
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Derivation of specific name: buchananii: after John Buchanan (1855 – 1896), Scottish horticulturist, missionary, farmer and plant collector in Malawi, who became Acting British Consul to Central Africa.
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Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,Lk,S,W
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Demissew, S. (2008). Asparagaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Page 24.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 115.

White, F. (1962). Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia Oxford Univ. Press. Page 15. As Asparagus racemosus

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Flora of Botswana: Asparagus buchananii
Flora of Caprivi: Asparagus buchananii
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Asparagus buchananii
Flora of Malawi: Asparagus buchananii
Flora of Mozambique: Asparagus buchananii
Flora of Zimbabwe: Asparagus buchananii

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Asparagus buchananii
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Asparagus buchananii., retrieved 24 February 2024

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