Observations in the Family: Asparagaceae

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

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Asparagus rubicundus

 Asparagus rubicundus
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Uitzigt 216 Portion 39
Observed: 19th July 2016
Added: 23rd July 2016
Identifications:1
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Asparagus fasciculatum

Asparagus fasciculatum
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Avontuur tillites, edge of old lands
Observed: 16th June 2016
Added: 21st July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

common on clay soils

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Asparagus rubicundus

Asparagus rubicundus
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Uitzigt 216 Portion 39
Observed: 19th July 2016
Added: 20th July 2016
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: 16km inland Stilbaai; Klipfontein; shales
Observed: 26th June 2016
Added: 19th July 2016
Identifications:1
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Description:

uncommon, on shales; veld >30yrs old

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Eriospermum

Eriospermum
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Location: Pauline Bohnen
Observed: 17th July 2016
Added: 18th July 2016
Likely ID: Eriospermum
Identifications:1
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Asparagus asparagoides

Asparagus asparagoides
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: Kalanderkloof, Elandskraal 203, Portions 15 and 105
Observed: 8th July 2016
Added: 13th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Asparagus aethiopicus

 Asparagus aethiopicus
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Kalanderkloof, Elandskraal 203, Portions 15 and 105
Observed: 8th July 2016
Added: 13th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Eriospermum dielsianum subsp. molle

 Eriospermum dielsianum subsp. molle
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: Kalanderkloof, Elandskraal 203, Portions 15 and 105
Observed: 8th July 2016
Added: 12th July 2016
Identifications:1
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Eriospermum dielsianum subsp. molle

 Eriospermum dielsianum subsp. molle
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: Kalanderkloof, Elandskraal 203, Portions 15 and 105
Observed: 8th July 2016
Added: 12th July 2016
Identifications:1
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Name plant

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Location: Unnamed Road, Uitenhage Farms
Observed: 12th July 2016
Added: 12th July 2016
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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Which Eriospermum?

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Location: McGregor Koppies
Observed: 3rd July 2016
Added: 3rd July 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:3
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Asparagus

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By: Gideon Odendaal
Location: Myngenoegen 1000LS
Observed: 1st July 2016
Added: 2nd July 2016
Identifications:2
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Description:

A sweet but not overpowering fragrance, more like violets than jasmine

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Eriospermum spp 3

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By: Susan Botha
Location: N2, Riversdale
Observed: 16th June 2016
Added: 30th June 2016
Likely ID: Eriospermum
Identifications:1
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Unknown spp (?)

2016-06-16 10.23.59
By: Susan Botha
Location: Main Rd, Still Bay West
Observed: 16th June 2016
Added: 30th June 2016
Likely ID: Eriospermum
Identifications:1
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Asparagus

Asparagus inflorescence
By: bibi
Botanical Society of South AfricaCREW (Eastern Cape)
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Location: Wavecrest, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Observed: 8th March 2016
Added: 29th June 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:4
Comments:2
Description:

Growing between rocks between coastal grassland and the sea.

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Groovy

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By: Richard Adcock
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Blouberg hill
Observed: 25th June 2016
Added: 29th June 2016
Likely ID: Asparagus ovatus
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:2
Description:

Lax shrub with trailing branches to 40cm. Stems winged/angled.

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Dainty asparagus

Asparagus
By: Stevo
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Location: Porseleinberg Riebeek-Kasteel Swartland
Observed: 25th June 2016
Added: 28th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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The Queens Lancers

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By: Richard Adcock
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Lions Head Path, Signal Hill
Observed: 26th June 2016
Added: 27th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Eriospermum

Eriospermum
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Location: Hantam NBG, near office
Observed: 17th June 2016
Added: 27th June 2016
Identifications:3
Agreements:3
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Dracaena

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By: FR de Villiers
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Location: Qora Rivermouth
Observed: 29th May 2016
Added: 24th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Asparagus

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By: FR de Villiers
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Qora Rivermouth
Observed: 29th May 2016
Added: 24th June 2016
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications:1
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Asparagus

Asparagus
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: Fernkloof valley mid level path up valley
Observed: 21st May 2016
Added: 24th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Description:

Oh the glorious resurrection following the 2016 Fernkloof fire.

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Hairy Eriospermum

Eriospermum villosu
By: Alan Horstmann
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Location: West of Bulletrap
Observed: 22nd April 2016
Added: 23rd June 2016
Identifications:1
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Asparagus lignosus

 Asparagus lignosus
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: Camferskloof
Observed: 17th June 2016
Added: 22nd June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Eriospermum erinum

Eriospermum erinum
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Glenlyon werf, Hantam NBG
Observed: 17th June 2016
Added: 21st June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

characteristic bunches of hairs on tips of processes; local endemic on tillites; this area never ploughed or grazed; perhaps 40 plants in 0.5ha area; no current threats here, although could be vulnerable to porcupines

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Hanging Asparagus

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By: Richard Adcock
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Blouberg hill top
Observed: 18th June 2016
Added: 21st June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Eriospermum macregoriorum

Erio macreg
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Hantam NBG, e of Glenlyon 2
Observed: 17th June 2016
Added: 20th June 2016
Identifications:1
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Description:

locally uncommon in heavy dolerite vertisols; lvs erect, with characteristic lines of leaves caused by rhizome chains; probably badly impacted by heavy porcupine activity here

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Asparagus multituberosus

Asparagus multituberosus
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Hantam NBG, e of Glenlyon 1
Observed: 17th June 2016
Added: 20th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

local, uncommon, south facing dolerite clays amongst dolerite koppies; to 20cm tall, multiple erect stems in small area

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Woolseed

Woolseed
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Uilsgatkloof trail NW Welbedacht
Observed: 2nd May 2016
Added: 19th June 2016
Likely ID: Eriospermum
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Tiny Eriospermum imitating porcupine - Drie Kuilen

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By: carina l
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Location: Waboomsberg summit track, Driekuilen
Observed: 11th June 2016
Added: 15th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:5
Description:

Small leaf just over 20 mm long.
Cape Plants description: alcicorne Baker Tuberous geophyte to 8 cm. Leaf ovate, sometimes hairy, often with several enations. Flowers crowded, inner tepals erect, white. Jan.–Apr. Clay and sandstone soils, NW, KM (Namaqualand to Willowmore). gce

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