Observations in the Family: Asparagaceae

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

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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Asparagus Carnarvon

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Location: Carnarvon Experimental Farm
Observed: 11th May 2016
Added: 23rd May 2016
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Asparagus

Asparagus
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Location: Pauline Bohnen
Observed: 21st May 2016
Added: 22nd May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Asparagus sp nov

Asparagus sp nov
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Verlatenkloof Pass, s facing cliffs
Observed: 18th May 2016
Added: 21st May 2016
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

to be described as A secalemontanum by S Burrows, who is revising the genus; seemingly a Roggeveld endemic, with few collections; restricted to cool, upper slopes, often in deep shade; capable of forming large patches; very spiny and rigid

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Wag-'n-bietjie in Full Bloom

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Location: Christie Prins Trail
Observed: 17th May 2016
Added: 20th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

A freshly sprouted wag-'n-bietjie (area burned earlier in the year) covere in white flowers and flower buds.

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Plant in my grandparents garden

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By: Jubatus2.0
Location: Somerset West, Cape Town, South Africa
Observed: 8th May 2016
Added: 18th May 2016
Likely ID: Liriope
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:6
Description:

My Grandparents have recently moved into a new house and my Gran found this plant in her garden, she asked if I could find out what it was. This is my first time on this site so please excuse me if my post is off in any way

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Bowstring hemp, Wildewortel

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By: Alex Dreyer
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Naukluft, Namibia
Observed: 20th December 2015
Added: 17th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Eccentric eriospermum?

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Location: Krans Nature Reserve, McGregor
Observed: 16th May 2016
Added: 16th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:2
Description:

Between 1-3cm high at this stage. Like miniature hairy trees!
A whole little "population" of these observed only in 1 small area, at this stage.

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Flowering bush found in Addo

FLOWERING BUSH FOUND IN ADDO
By: petergiddy
Location: ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK
Observed: 8th May 2016
Added: 15th May 2016
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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I have no idea

I have no idea
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Location: St Lucia
Observed: 13th May 2016
Added: 14th May 2016
Likely ID: Sansevieria
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:3
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Eriospermum ciliatum

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By: Douglas Euston-BrownPlants expert
Location: Baviaanskloof Mountains, ridge west of Elandsvlakte
Observed: 16th February 2016
Added: 12th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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This little plant MIGHT be 1cm high!

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Location: McGregor Koppies
Observed: 11th May 2016
Added: 11th May 2016
Likely ID: Eriospermum
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:1
Description:

See photo captions

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5cm-high Eriospermum zeyheri in bloom

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Location: Dam walk, McGregor
Observed: 11th May 2016
Added: 11th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

First one I've seen around McGregor so far

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Eriospermum-underside: red & smooth

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Location: McGregor Koppies
Observed: 7th May 2016
Added: 10th May 2016
Likely ID: Eriospermum
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

This one is very red underneath and is hairless. And the leaf edges are slightly curly.
All the others that I have observed in the krans are very hairy underneath and not quite as red (cross-references in the comments below this post)

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Strandveld Creeper

Strandveld creeper
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Location: Rietvlei, Milnerton
Observed: 9th May 2016
Added: 10th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Nasty Plant

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By: Christopher Whi...Plants expert
Location: Phillipskop Mountain Reserve
Observed: 3rd May 2016
Added: 9th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Asparagus

Asparagus AvZ_1141
By: Cape Ash
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersOutramps
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Location: Farm Fourteen
Observed: 12th April 2016
Added: 9th May 2016
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Eriospermum

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Location: Kleinmond
Observed: 28th April 2016
Added: 8th May 2016
Likely ID: Eriospermum
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

Common in coarse white sand south side of Kogelberg

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Thorny white Xmas tree?

Obs 2 May - Plant 1
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Location: Rooikat Trail, Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve
Observed: 2nd May 2016
Added: 8th May 2016
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

2 different trees observed a week apart, the 1st one with new leaves just coming out, the 2nd one with fresh new foliage

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Something small about to flower...

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Location: Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve - MTB track
Observed: 8th May 2016
Added: 8th May 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:2
Description:

Less than 10cm high, on the island in the middle of the dirt road
Sub-habitat: Robertson Karoo

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Asparagus aethiopicus

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Location: Greyton Nature Reserve, Chicken Rock
Observed: 1st May 2016
Added: 7th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Asparagus rubicundus

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By: Mikhaila Gordon
South African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Rhenostervlei Farm
Observed: 5th May 2016
Added: 6th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Eriospermum fruit & seeds

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Location: Krans Nature Reserve, McGregor
Observed: 4th May 2016
Added: 5th May 2016
Likely ID: Eriospermum
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:2
Description:

Sub-habitat: Robertson Karoo

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Asparagus (Kamies)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureCrustacean AtlasGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSeaKeysSouth African National Parks
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Location: Kamieshoogte Pass (2)
Observed: 22nd March 2016
Added: 5th May 2016
Identifications:3
Agreements:3
Comments:4
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As skoonma kwaad is!!!

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By: The Bate's
Entomological Society of Southern AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: Tzaneen
Observed: 2nd May 2016
Added: 3rd May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Asparagus lignosus

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Location: piketberg
Observed: 27th April 2016
Added: 3rd May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Asparagus sp

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Location: Grootfontein ADI, Middelburg EC
Observed: 12th April 2016
Added: 29th April 2016
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Eriospermum capense?

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Location: Krans Nature Reserve, McGregor
Observed: 28th April 2016
Added: 28th April 2016
Likely ID: Eriospermum
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:3
Description:

Many of these seen coming up in the krans
Sub-habitat: Robertson Karoo

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Please help with ID on this plant.

Plant ID
By: Tyrone Mckendry
Location: Land Rover Experience, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Observed: 23rd March 2016
Added: 27th April 2016
Likely ID: Sansevieria
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:5
Description:

I found these plants which look like succulents but I can't seem to find them in any of my field guides. Help would be much appreciated!

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Heads of tiny 5-petalled flowers

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Location: Krans Nature Reserve, McGregor
Observed: 25th April 2016
Added: 25th April 2016
Identifications:3
Agreements:1
Comments:4
Description:

Sub-habitat: Robertson Karoo
Just about the only flower to be seen in the krans at the moment apart from the odd, lone oxalis

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Eriospermum

Eriospermum
By: Alan Horstmann
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Location: West of Bulletrap Springbok, Namakwa
Observed: 22nd April 2016
Added: 25th April 2016
Likely ID: Eriospermum
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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