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Asparagus officinalis
(asparagus)

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Asparagus officinalis (asparagus)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 05 January 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Asparagus officinalis
  • Preferred Common Name
  • asparagus
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Monocotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Traditional/folklore
  • Vegetable
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Pictures

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A. officinalis: 1, leafy shoot; 2, flowering shoot; 3, fruiting shoot; 4, crown with spears.

Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', Vols 1-20 (1989-2000), by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.
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CaptionA. officinalis: 1, leafy shoot; 2, flowering shoot; 3, fruiting shoot; 4, crown with spears. Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', Vols 1-20 (1989-2000), by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.
CopyrightPROSEA Foundation
A. officinalis: 1, leafy shoot; 2, flowering shoot; 3, fruiting shoot; 4, crown with spears.

Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', Vols 1-20 (1989-2000), by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.
Line drawingA. officinalis: 1, leafy shoot; 2, flowering shoot; 3, fruiting shoot; 4, crown with spears. Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', Vols 1-20 (1989-2000), by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia. PROSEA Foundation

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Asparagus officinalis L.

Preferred Common Name

  • asparagus

Other Scientific Names

  • Asparagus longifolius Fisch ex. Steud.

International Common Names

  • Spanish: espárrago; esparraguera
  • French: asperge
  • Arabic: hilyawn
  • Portuguese: espargo

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Spargel
  • Italy: asparagio; spaghero
  • Japan: oranda-kiji-kakushi
  • Sweden: sparris

EPPO code

  • ASPOF (Asparagus officinalis)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Monocotyledonae
  •                     Order: Liliales
  •                         Family: Liliaceae
  •                             Genus: Asparagus
  •                                 Species: Asparagus officinalis

List of Pests

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Major host of:

Adelphocoris lineolatus (lucerne bug); Agrotis ipsilon (black cutworm); Agrotis segetum (turnip moth); Arabis mosaic virus (hop bare-bine); Arion vulgaris (Spanish slug); Asparagus virus 1; Asparagus virus 2; Cercospora asparagi (leaf spot: Asparagus spp.); Crioceris asparagi (asparagus beetle); Crioceris duodecimpunctata (spotted asparagus beetle); Deroceras invadens (tramp slug); Frankliniella intonsa (thrips, flower); Longidorus (longidorids); Loxostege sticticalis (beet webworm); Myzus persicae (green peach aphid); Ophiomyia simplex (asparagus miner); Parasaissetia nigra (pomegranate scale); Paspalum distichum (knotgrass); Penicillium aurantiogriseum (crown rot of asparagus); Phomopsis asparagi (stemblight: Asparagus spp.); Phytophthora cryptogea (tomato foot rot); Phytophthora megasperma (root rot); Pinnaspis strachani (lesser snow scale); Pleospora tarda; Popillia japonica (Japanese beetle); Puccinia asparagi (asparagus rust); Rhizobium radiobacter (crown gall); Rhizobium rhizogenes (gall); Saissetia oleae (olive scale); Scirtothrips dorsalis (chilli thrips); Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (cottony soft rot); Scutellonema brachyurus; Senecio vulgaris; Stemphylium vesicarium (onion leaf blight); Strawberry latent ringspot virus (latent ring spot of strawberry); Thlaspi arvense (field pennycress); Tobacco streak virus (tobacco streak); Xiphinema (dagger nematode); Zacerata asparagi

Minor host of:

Amaranthus retroflexus (redroot pigweed); Aphis fabae (black bean aphid); Arion hortensis (garden slug); Botryotinia fuckeliana (grey mould-rot); Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris (yellow disease phytoplasmas); Chinavia hilaris (green stink bug); Chrysodeixis includens (soybean looper); Chrysomphalus aonidum (circular scale); Cirsium arvense (creeping thistle); Cochliobolus lunatus (head mould of grasses, rice and sorghum); Cuscuta japonica (Japanese dodder); Delia platura (bean seed fly); Deroceras reticulatum (grey field slug); Diaspidiotus perniciosus (San José scale); Fallopia convolvulus (black bindweed); Gibberella avenacea (Fusarium blight); Haematonectria haematococca (dry rot of potato); Halotydeus destructor (redlegged earth mite); Lygus lineolaris (tarnished plant bug); Maconellicoccus hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); Meloidogyne ethiopica (Root-knot nematode); Meloidogyne incognita (root-knot nematode); Murgantia histrionica (harlequin bug); Pectobacterium atrosepticum (potato blackleg disease); Peridroma saucia (pearly underwing moth); Phlyctinus callosus (vine calandra); Phytophthora nicotianae (black shank); Polygonum aviculare (prostrate knotweed); Portulaca oleracea (purslane); Pratylenchus penetrans (nematode, northern root lesion); Rosellinia necatrix (dematophora root rot); Sciobius horni (potato snout beetle); Scirtothrips aurantii (South African citrus thrips); Sesamia nonagrioides (Mediterranean corn stalk borer); Solanum elaeagnifolium (silverleaf nightshade); Somaticus terricola; Spergula arvensis (corn spurry); Spodoptera eridania (southern armyworm); Spodoptera exigua (beet armyworm); Spodoptera frugiperda (fall armyworm); Spodoptera littoralis (cotton leafworm); Thanatephorus cucumeris (many names, depending on host); Thrips tabaci (onion thrips); Trichoplusia ni (cabbage looper)

Associated with (not a host):

Hypocrea rufa (green mould of narcissus); Pseudomonas putida (biocontrol: Erwinia spp.); Sarocladium strictum (acremonium wilt)

Host of (source - data mining):

Adoretus sinicus (Chinese rose beetle); Apterothrips secticornis; Brachycorynella asparagi (asparagus aphid); Cadophora malorum (fruit rot of apple); Chirothrips manicatus; Cylindrocarpon didymum; Euxoa messoria (darksided cutworm); Euxoa scandens (white cutworm); Frankliniella tritici (eastern flower thrips); Fusarium oxysporum (basal rot); Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. asparagi (foot rot: Asparagus spp.); Fusarium proliferatum; Fusarium redolens (root rot: pea); Hyles livornica; Lacanobia oleracea (bright-line brown-eye moth); Nipaecoccus viridis (spherical mealybug); Penicillium hirsutum (bulb rot of hyacinth); Pleospora herbarum (leaf blight of onion); Pseudocochliobolus eragrostidis (leaf spot: maize); Pseudocochliobolus pallescens (leaf spot of maize); Pyrenochaeta terrestris (pink root of onion); Tetranychus urticae (two-spotted spider mite); Thrips obscuratus (new Zealand flower thrips); Zopfia rhizophila (root rot: Asparagus spp.)

Uses List

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Human food and beverage

  • Vegetable

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Traditional/folklore