Observations in the Genus: Asclepias

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Asclepias

Asclepias cuculata maybe (1)
By: Suvarna Parbhoo
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersSouth African National Biodiversity Institute
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Observed: 13th December 2013
Added: 23rd February 2017
Identifications:1
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Asclepias albens

Asclepias albens (3)
By: Suvarna Parbhoo
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersSouth African National Biodiversity Institute
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Observed: 13th December 2013
Added: 23rd February 2017
Likely ID: Asclepias albens
Identifications:1
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Asclepias albens

Pachycarpus (2)
By: Suvarna Parbhoo
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersSouth African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Marchmont farm, Noodsberg; KZN
Observed: 22nd October 2015
Added: 22nd February 2017
Likely ID: Asclepias albens
Identifications:1
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Asclepias gibba

Asclepias gibba_Ndwedwe (1)
By: Suvarna Parbhoo
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersSouth African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Ndwedwe municipal site
Observed: 14th January 2014
Added: 22nd February 2017
Identifications:1
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Asclepias crispa var. crispa

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By: Phytofundi
Cape NatureGarden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Unnamed Road, West Coast DC
Observed: 7th February 2017
Added: 8th February 2017
Identifications:1
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Tight curly wavy leaves, with the plant now in fruit, characteristic of the Family.

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Cartwheel fruits

(6) IMG_7024 Asclepius albens seed pods
By: fayne connelly
CREW (Gauteng)
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Location: The Country Club Johannesburg Woodmead
Observed: 10th January 2017
Added: 30th January 2017
Identifications:1
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Fruits, creamy white with raised bumpy bits and oblong

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"Witvergeet" / "White Forget"

Flowers - detail
By: JP du Plessis
Location: Suurrug, Wupperthal Conservancy, northern Cederberg mountains, Western Cape
Observed: 28th January 2017
Added: 28th January 2017
Identifications:2
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All that we know about this plant is what we got from from our medicinal and edible plant guide. He says this plant is of extreme importance to the residents of the Wupperthal conservancy, ancestors of the indigenous Khoi and !Xam people, both medicinally and magically, Medinally, a tea brewed from the roots of the plant is believed to help with neurological pain (backache, headache etc) as well as gastric complaints. As described to us, locals believe once the tea has been consumed, the body simply 'forgets' whatever ailment has plagued it, hence the name "Witvergeet" (White Forget).

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Asclepias albens in two colour forms

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By: PeterRWarren
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMidlands Conservancies Forum
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Location: Jan Smuts Ave, Winstonpark
Observed: 11th January 2017
Added: 14th January 2017
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CREW outing Wednesday 11 January 2017 #15

(Asclepias albens) Jan Smuts Ave, Winstonpark

Common over a wide area. Two different colour forms were seen and degree of hairiness was different, Consensus was that they were the same species. Jocelyn Sutherland took a specimen JS 40

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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: Waboomsberg
Observed: 18th November 2016
Added: 18th December 2016
Likely ID: Asclepias
Identifications:1
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Asclepius

IMG_2105 (30) asclepius eminens
By: fayne connelly
CREW (Gauteng)
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Location: The Country Club Johannesburg Woodmead
Observed: 16th November 2016
Added: 17th December 2016
Identifications:1
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Semi erect stems, with linear leaves and petals turning backwards and away. Growing in light quartz stones. Striking.

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Stars and bells

Stars and bells
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Location: Mooifontein
Observed: 21st November 2016
Added: 12th December 2016
Likely ID: Asclepias
Identifications:1
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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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Cartwheels

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 Ward
Botanical Society of South AfricaWildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa
Plants expert
Location: Waterfall north west
Observed: 14th March 2008
Added: 1st December 2016
Identifications:1
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Description:

Ref S87 C.N.16584

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Asclepias macrocarpus

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By: Roddy Ward
Botanical Society of South AfricaWildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa
Plants expert
Location: Inchanga wetland
Observed: 11th January 2008
Added: 1st December 2016
Likely ID: Asclepias
Identifications:1
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Description:

Ref S88 C.N.16577

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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 R543 at Cutting
Observed: 22nd November 2016
Added: 28th November 2016
Identifications:1
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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 - Martins Dam n side
Observed: 21st November 2016
Added: 26th November 2016
Identifications:1
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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 - 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
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 above quarry on SE end of town
Observed: 20th November 2016
Added: 24th November 2016
Identifications:2
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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
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
Plants expert
Location: Wakkerstroom quarry on SE end of town
Observed: 20th November 2016
Added: 24th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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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
Agreements: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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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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Description:

Grassland, burned annually, rocky outcrops

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