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African Asparagus

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Definition of the noun African Asparagus

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African asparagus is the vernacular name of the Asparagus africanus, a species of Asparagus.

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants (2005)

Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications by Christian Rätsch

Asparagus africanus, the African asparagus, is used in Sotholand during circumcision rituals, when it is rubbed into artificially created wounds to give an initiate strength (Hargreaves 1986, 30 f.). It is possible that mixing the four components together may result in synergistic effects that are psychoactive. The African annona is a component of the possession medicine that has psychoactive effects. To date, nothing is known about any possible psychoactive activity for this plant.

Google previewA Botanical Dictionary (1805)

Or, Elements of Systematic and Philosophical Botany by Colin Milne

Medeola, — — Climbing African asparagus* Menispermum, Moon- feed. Paris ...

Google previewThe Gardeners Dictionary (1754)

Containing the Methods of Cultivating and Improving All Sorts of Trees, Plants, and Flowers, for the Kitchen, Fruit, and Pleasure Gardens; as Also Those which are Used in Medicine. With Directions for the Culture of Vineyards, and Making of Wine in England. In which Likewise are Included the Practical Parts of Husbandry by Philip Miller

Prickly African Asparagus. 8. Asparagus aculeatus maxi- mui farmentofus Zeylanicus. H. L. The largest prickly bushy Asparagus of Ceylon. 9. Asparacus Hifpanicus, etcu- leis craffioribus horridus. Inst. R. H. Spanijh Asparagus, armed with thick Prickles. 10. Asparagus Cretitus fruti- eofus, craffioribus & brevioribus acu- leis,mngno fruclu. Tourn. Cor. Shrubby Asparagus of Candy, with thick and short Prickles, and large Fruit. 11. Asparagus Orimtalis ...

Google previewThe Universal Gardener and Botanist: Or, A General Dictionary of Gardening and Botany ... The Second Edition. Carefully Revised ... and Very Much Enlarged, Etc (1797)

by Thomas MAWE (and ABERCROMBIE (John) Horticulturist.)

Declinated bristly-leaved African Asparagus.] Asparagus, with several erect, smooth stalks ; infirm declinated branches, closely covered with bristly leaves. 3. As PARAGU's acutifolius. Acute-leaved Portugal Asparagus.] Asparagus, with shrubby, crooked, smooth, whitish italks, growing about four feet high; small, rigid , acute-prickly-pointed, evergreen leaves, in clusters from the same point. 4. As PARAGU's retrofračius. Retrofračfed great prickly larch-leaved Asparagus.] Asparagus ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1810)

The gehera are these, Alstromaeria; Aristolochia, birthwort; Asarum, asarabacca; Asparagus, sparrowgrass; Centella; Cissampelos ; Convallaria, lily of the valley; Cytinus, hypociftis; Dioscorea, Indian yam; Erythronium, dog's- tooth violet; Gloriosa, superb lily; Medeola, climbing African asparagus; Menispermum, moon -seed; Paris, true-love, or one-benry ; Rajania; Ruscus, butcher's- broom, or knee -holly; Smilax, rough bind-weed; Tamus, black bryony; Trillium, three-leaved ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1823)

MEDEoLA, or Climbing African Asparagus. Three species; viz. virginica, asparagoides, angustifolia. Cape, Virginia. 706. TRILLIUM, or Three-leaved Nightshade. One species; viz. sessile. N. America.

Google previewThe Universal Gardener and Botanist; Or, A General Dictionary of Gardening and Botany, Etc (1778)

by Thomas MAWE (and ABERCROMBIE (John) Horticulturist.), John ABERCROMBIE (Horticulturist.)

Declinated Bristly-leaved African Asparagus.]. Asparagus, with feveral shrubby, erećt, smooth ftalks; infirm declinated branches, closely covered with briftly evergreen leaves. *AsPARAGUs Acutifolius. Acute-leaved Portugal Asparagus ] Asparagus, with shrubby, crooked, fmooth, whitish ftalks, growing about four feet high; small, rigid, prickly-pointed, evergreen leaves, in clusters from the fame point. “AsP AR AGUs Retrofrać7us. Retrofraéled. Great. Prickly Larch-leaved Afparagus.

Google previewEncyclopædia Britannica: or, A dictionary of arts and sciences, compiled by a society of gentlemen in Scotland [ed. by W. Smellie]. Suppl. to the 3rd. ed., by G. Gleig (1810)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica

for Mt iv ola, or Climbing African Asparagus, Three species ; viz. virginica, asparagoides, angusti- folia. Cape, Virginia. 706. Trillium, or Three-leaved Nightshade. One species ; viz. sessile. North America. 707 ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1822)

by George Gregory

MEDEOLA, climbing African asparagus, a genus of the hexandria order, in the trigynia class of plants, and in the natural method, ranking under the 11th ...

Google previewA New and Complete Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1819)

Including the Latest Improvement and Discovery and the Present States of Every Branch of Human Knowledge by George Gregory

MEDEOLA, climbing African asparagus, a genus of the hexandria order, in the trigynia class of plants, and in the natural method ranking under the 11th ...

Google previewThe London Encyclopaedia, Or Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature, and Practical Mechanics, Comprisiong a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge (1837)

MEDEOLA, climbing African asparagus, in botany, a genus of the hexandria order, and trigynia class of plants; natural order eleventh, sarmentaceae: ca L. none: cor. sexpartite and revoluted: the BERRY trispermous.

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

MEDEOLA, climbing African asparagus, in botany, a genus of the hexandria order, and trigynia class of plants; natural order eleventh, sarmentaceae: cal. none: cost. sexpartite and revoluted: the BERRY trispermous.

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