Asparagus africanus

Family Asparagaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [Weeds of National Significance]
Common namesClimbing Asparagus, Climbing Asparagus Fern
SynonymsProtasparagus africanus (Lam.) Oberm.
Growth formShrub, Vine/scrambler/climber
Seed dispersal morphologyFleshy fruit/Edible/Aril
Maximum height (m)12
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeAfrica, western Asia
Exotic range (Australia)NSW, QLD
Exotic range (other)Pacific Ocean Islands
Habitat types (exotic)Disturbed areas (including trails), Forest, Garden escape, Riparian systems, Roadsides, Urban areas, gardens and parks, Wastelands, Woodlands
Soil type (exotic)Information unavailable
Decade of introduction1970

National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 3

The area of suitable habitat and the habitat suitability of observations, for this species, are projected to decrease or remain the same under RCP 8.5 2065 compared to current climate suitability.

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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