Observations in the Family: Asparagaceae

Common Name: Asparaguses or Behnias or Dragontrees or Hostas or Lilyofthevallies or Woolseeds

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Asparagus striatus

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By: outramps
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Location: Doringrivier West from Zebrafontein in the Outeniquas
Observed: 19th June 2015
Added: 7th July 2015
Identifications:2
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Leaves

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By: vynbos
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Location: Lions Head, Cape Town
Observed: 6th July 2015
Added: 6th July 2015
Likely ID: Eriospermum
Identifications:1
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Leaves

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By: vynbos
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Location: Lions Head, Cape Town
Observed: 6th July 2015
Added: 6th July 2015
Likely ID: Eriospermum
Identifications:1
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Asparagus capensis

Asparagus Capensis var capensis 2
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Location: Vergenoegd Wine Estate
Observed: 27th June 2015
Added: 6th July 2015
Identifications:1
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Asparagus mucronatus

Asparagus mucronatus
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSeaKeysSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: N9
Observed: 4th May 2015
Added: 6th July 2015
Identifications:1
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Thorny Shrub

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Location: Rooiberg
Observed: 15th June 2015
Added: 4th July 2015
Identifications:1
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Asparagus striatus

Asparagus striatus
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Heaven in the Langkloof
Observed: 21st June 2015
Added: 4th July 2015
Identifications:1
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Asparagus crassicladus

 Asparagus lignosus
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Heaven in the Langkloof
Observed: 21st June 2015
Added: 4th July 2015
Identifications:2
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Eriospermum paradoxum ...

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By: Brian KD2
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Location: Tea-break tree, Smutsberg hike
Observed: 14th June 2015
Added: 4th July 2015
Identifications:1
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Eriospermum paradoxum

 Eriospermum paradoxum
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSeaKeysSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Heaven in the Langkloof
Observed: 21st June 2015
Added: 4th July 2015
Identifications:1
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Asparagus aethiopicus

 Asparagus aethiopicus
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSeaKeysSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Heaven in the Langkloof
Observed: 21st June 2015
Added: 4th July 2015
Identifications:1
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Eriospermum

Eriospermum dt outbonnie 0705150318
By: outramps
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersGarden Route Botanical GardenMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Bonniedale in the Outeniquas
Observed: 6th May 2015
Added: 30th June 2015
Likely ID: Eriospermum
Identifications:1
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Asparagus rubicundus ...

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By: Brian KD2
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Location: Honeybush harvest hill, Smutsberg hike
Observed: 14th June 2015
Added: 29th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Asparagus mucronatus

 Asparagus mucronatus
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSeaKeysSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Heaven in the Langkloof
Observed: 21st June 2015
Added: 27th June 2015
Identifications:1
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Tiny eriospermum (see pic of bulb) - Faure

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By: carina l
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Vergenoegd
Observed: 27th June 2015
Added: 27th June 2015
Likely ID: Eriospermum
Identifications:1
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Description:

Small leaf on thin stalk, about 4 cm above ground. The others in the vicinity were about the same size.

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Low growing Sansevieria

Sansevieria
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Location: Mkuze
Observed: 20th June 2015
Added: 27th June 2015
Likely ID: Sansevieria
Identifications:1
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Description:

Only approx. 500 mm high.

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Asparagus capensis var. capensis

Asparagus capensis var. capensis
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSeaKeysSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Heaven in the Langkloof
Observed: 19th June 2015
Added: 25th June 2015
Identifications:1
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Asparagus - Strand

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By: carina l
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Location: Morkel's Cottage, Strand
Observed: 11th June 2015
Added: 22nd June 2015
Identifications:2
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Description:

At some nodes one very long thorn together with some shorter thorns.

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Asparagus - Strand

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By: carina l
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Location: Morkel's Cottage, Strand
Observed: 11th June 2015
Added: 22nd June 2015
Identifications:1
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Description:

Hooked thorns and reddish stems which point to Asparagus rubicundus

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Asparagus - Strand

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By: carina l
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Location: Morkel's Cottage, Strand
Observed: 11th June 2015
Added: 22nd June 2015
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications:1
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Kinky puzzle - Strand (more pics)

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By: carina l
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Location: Morkel's Cottage, Strand
Observed: 12th June 2015
Added: 20th June 2015
Likely ID: Eriospermum
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:3
Description:

Plant about 10 cm tall. We thought Strumaria spiralis which is listed for the area but it does not look right. A pic in the 2012 CREW newsletter shows an Eriospermum flavum which looks very similar but is much more branched (and is not listed for our area). It was overcast and there were no open flowers.

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The Striped Asparagus

Asparagus striatus dt outbonnie 0705150314
By: outramps
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersGarden Route Botanical GardenMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Bonniedale in the Outeniquas
Observed: 6th May 2015
Added: 18th June 2015
Identifications:1
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Redstem Asparagus

Asparagus rubicundus dt outbonnie 0705150221
By: outramps
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersGarden Route Botanical GardenMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Bonniedale in the Outeniquas
Observed: 7th May 2015
Added: 18th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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Asparagus rubicundus

Asparagus rubicundus
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSeaKeysSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Lions Head
Observed: 13th June 2015
Added: 16th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Mother-in-law's tongue, Wildewortel

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Location: Naukluft
Observed: 2nd April 2015
Added: 16th June 2015
Identifications:1
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Eriospermum pubescens

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By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Keyser quarry w Heidelberg
Observed: 10th June 2015
Added: 16th June 2015
Identifications:1
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Description:

long silvery hairs on lower surface of leaf and petiole; leaf prostrate; proposed bentonite quarry area; fairly common

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Asparagus

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By: Caroline Voget
Botanical Society of South AfricaFriends of Meadowridge Common
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Location: Meadowridge Common, Cape Town
Observed: 7th July 2009
Added: 15th June 2015
Identifications:1
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Now wait a bit - is this not only 3 months old?

Now wait a bit - is this not only 3 months old?
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Silvermine road to dam at gate
Observed: 7th June 2015
Added: 12th June 2015
Identifications:1
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Description:

Burned Feb/Mar: approaching 100 days old.

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Waitabit

Waitabit
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Rondebosch Common
Observed: 6th June 2015
Added: 12th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:7
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Oval leaf Asparagus

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By: Richard Adcock
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Restoration area - East of Blouberg hill
Observed: 6th June 2015
Added: 7th June 2015
Likely ID: Asparagus ovatus
Identifications:1
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