Observations in the Genus: Asclepias

Showing all observations that have a likely ID using the The South African National Biodiversity Institute's southern African Species Dictionary

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Cartwheels. Amber Ridge

Just one seen in the grass.  Quite small (300mm). It was earlier in the morning ro the flowers had net full openned (?) which confused be asdn did the variation in colour. The stem is quite rough. Ref Pooley:KZN P 416.
Keywords: APOCYNACEAE;Asclepiadeae;Asclepias;Asclepias albens;Dicotyledons;Least Concern
By: PeterRWarren
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMidlands Conservancies Forum
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Location: Amber Ridge
Observed: 4th December 2016
Added: 4th December 2016
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Just one seen in the grass. Quite small (300mm). It was earlier in the morning so the flowers had not full opened (?) which confused me as did did the variation in colour. The stem is quite rough. Ref Pooley:KZN P 416.

APOCYNACEAE, Asclepiadeae, Asclepias, Asclepias albens, Dicotyledons, Least Concern

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flowers

IMG_1390 asclepius albens
By: fayne connelly
CREW (Gauteng)
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Location: The Country Club Johannesburg Woodmead
Observed: 8th November 2016
Added: 4th December 2016
Identifications:2
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Asclepias albens

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By: Roddy WardPlants expert
Location: Waterfall north west
Observed: 14th March 2008
Added: 1st December 2016
Identifications:1
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Ref S87 C.N.16584

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Milkweed

Milkweed
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Wakkerstroom - Martins Dam n side
Observed: 21st November 2016
Added: 26th November 2016
Identifications:1
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Milkweed

Milkweed
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Wakkerstroom - Martins Dam n side
Observed: 21st November 2016
Added: 26th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Magnificent Red and Yellow

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Location: UmPhafa Private Nature Reserve
Observed: 22nd November 2016
Added: 24th November 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Milkweed

Milkweed
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Wakkerstroom above quarry on SE end of town
Observed: 20th November 2016
Added: 24th November 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:2
Description:

A ?wasp? was on the flowers: don’t know if it was resting or visiting, but it dropped off as I approached. See next observation.

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Milkweed

Milkweed
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Wakkerstroom quarry on SE end of town
Observed: 20th November 2016
Added: 24th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Milkweed

Milkweed
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Wakkerstroom quarry on SE end of town
Observed: 20th November 2016
Added: 23rd November 2016
Identifications:1
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Doily Cartwheel

Flowers
By: PeterRWarren
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMidlands Conservancies Forum
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Location: Connington, Rosetta
Observed: 16th November 2016
Added: 18th November 2016
Identifications:1
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Description:

First "correct" id of species on iSpot. Last two photographs are of a different specimen, the only two seen.

APOCYNACEAE, Asclepias multicaulis, CREW, Dicotyledons, Least Concern, indigenous

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Asclepias

Asclepias gibba var. gibba Mthatha (3)
By: Mavourneen
South African National Biodiversity Institute
Plants expert
Location: Mthatha, Walter Sisulu University campus
Observed: 17th November 2016
Added: 18th November 2016
Likely ID: Asclepias
Identifications:1
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Description:

Sprawling herb c. 10 cm high

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Asclepias sp.

Asclepias sp.
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed AtlasSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: R339
Observed: 28th October 2016
Added: 2nd November 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:2
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Apocynaceae

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Location: Faberhill Cottages
Observed: 18th January 2013
Added: 25th October 2016
Identifications:1
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Heavily-grazed, annually-burned grassland, with rocky outcrops, adjacent stream

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Apocynaceae

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Location: Faberhill Cottages
Observed: 29th January 2013
Added: 24th October 2016
Identifications:2
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Description:

Annual burning, with heavy cattle grazing. Topographic position: plateau. Next to tar road.

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Green Milkweed

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Location: iMpendle Nature Reserve
Observed: 8th November 2012
Added: 26th September 2016
Likely ID: Asclepias fulva
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

Annually-burned firebreak

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Asclepias

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Location: iMpendle Nature Reserve
Observed: 8th November 2012
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

Annually-burned firebreak, rocky outcrops

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Asclepias

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Location: Good Hope Forestry Estate
Observed: 29th November 2012
Added: 31st August 2016
Likely ID: Asclepias albens
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

Grassland, burned annually, rocky outcrops

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Asclepias on grassland near east London

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By: mavakes
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersSouth African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Igoda Nature Reserve
Observed: 12th February 2014
Added: 22nd June 2016
Likely ID: Asclepias
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

semi-sprawling herb, with cream flowers

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Asclepias eminens

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Location: Tsiame region, Lesotho
Observed: 16th March 2016
Added: 15th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Rocky Grassland Habitat

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Asclepias

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Location: Witteberge
Observed: 1st January 2013
Added: 21st April 2016
Identifications:1
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flower

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Location: Witteberge
Observed: 3rd January 2013
Added: 21st April 2016
Likely ID: Asclepias fulva
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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Silverstar

Silverstar
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Morgans Bay Cliff Trail
Observed: 7th March 2016
Added: 10th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Small flowers - slightly enhanced

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By: The Bate's
Entomological Society of Southern AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: Presidentsrus
Observed: 19th December 2015
Added: 19th December 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Crispy 'Scleep

Asclepias crispa var. crispa
By: Gigi
Botanical Society of South AfricaCape Bird ClubCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)South African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Contour Path
Observed: 11th December 2015
Added: 13th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Asclep

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By: vynbos
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersSeaKeys
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Location: Saddle between Vlakkenberg and Constantiaberg
Observed: 12th December 2015
Added: 13th December 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:4
Description:

Leaves crinkled, unlike other G.cancellatus obs, so not sure of ID.
Veld 9 months old.

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Flatish Asclepias

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By: PeterRWarren
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMidlands Conservancies Forum
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Location: Umngeni Nature Reserve
Observed: 21st November 2015
Added: 21st November 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

From Ashley Nicholas PhD p 331. " P. multicaulis is distinct from almost all other species and is characterised by having many short dichotomously branched procumbent stems radiating from a narrow cylindrical fleshy deep-seated stem-tuber. The leaves are triangular and, often like the stems, crowded and pressed flat against the ground. The inflorescences are the only part of the plant that are held off the ground. The only other species that can be confused with P. multicaulis is P. flexuosa.." Did not dig up tuber but the rest agrees.

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Yellow over compact earth (R33)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: R33 - Bivane
Observed: 25th October 2015
Added: 14th November 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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plant

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Location: Spruit St, Dullstroom
Observed: 23rd October 2015
Added: 23rd October 2015
Likely ID: Asclepias
Identifications:1
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Asclepias

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By: Robert Taylor
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Newcastle south
Observed: 21st September 2015
Added: 2nd October 2015
Identifications:1
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Asclepias crispa

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By: Linkie
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Private NR West Coast
Observed: 24th September 2015
Added: 25th September 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Description:

Sprawling plant with crinkly leaves.

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