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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Berries & Spines

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Location: Silver mine
Observed: 2nd December 2015
Added: 8th February 2016
Identifications:3
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Comments:1
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Asparagus?

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Location: Quaggaskop
Observed: 30th April 2014
Added: 4th February 2016
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
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Asparagus scandens

Asparagus scandens
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: Groenweide
Observed: 30th January 2016
Added: 3rd February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Asparagus scandens

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By: outramps
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Location: Groeneweide
Observed: 11th November 2015
Added: 2nd February 2016
Identifications:1
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Asparagus at Rondevlei east

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By: Lmossop
City of Cape Town Biodiversity Management Branch
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Location: Rondevlei east
Observed: 26th January 2016
Added: 26th January 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:4
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? Asparagus

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Location: West Coast NP
Observed: 28th November 2015
Added: 20th January 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

I guess, Asparagus is positive. And I'm not sure, whether this pic is sufficient to say more.

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Asparagus

Asparagus
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Old Mule Track Kalkbay
Observed: 28th December 2015
Added: 18th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Description:

The glorious produces of a Fynbos fire

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Tiny Yellow Flower

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By: Jonathan SwartJonathan Swart’s reputation in PlantsJonathan Swart’s reputation in PlantsJonathan Swart’s reputation in Plants
Location: Welgevonden Game Reserve
Observed: 22nd January 2014
Added: 7th January 2016
Likely ID: Eriospermum
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

I couldn't find any leaves on this plant - Please help with the identification.

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Eriospermum mackenii

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By: Richard Adcock
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Umgeni Valley nature Reserve
Observed: 29th December 2015
Added: 5th January 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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Asparagus

Asparagus cooperi ( Cavern + ribbed stems + thorns )
By: Chris Wahlberg
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersSea Coral AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Cavern, North facing ridge
Observed: 30th November 2015
Added: 3rd January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

Stems up to 2m in height. Grows in shade at food of cliffs. Stems erect below with short sharp brownish spines, twining above; and spines below leaf stem and phylloclades clusters.

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Eriospermum sp.

 Eriospermum sp.
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Fynbos Nature Reserve, Robberg Corridor
Observed: 6th August 2011
Added: 3rd January 2016
Likely ID: Eriospermum
Identifications:1
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Redstem Asparagus

Redstem Asparagus
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Haarwegskloof old access road from west
Observed: 26th December 2015
Added: 30th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Small yellow berries

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Location: Ramsgate, KZN
Observed: 25th December 2015
Added: 29th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

Fruit approx. 8mm

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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: Bonniedale
Observed: 2nd December 2015
Added: 27th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Asparagus

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By: Ricky Taylor
Crustacean AtlasSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Mtunzini
Observed: 15th December 2015
Added: 27th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
Description:

Climber in forest. Flowers sweet-scented - but only last for less than 24 hours. Thorny

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Asparagus burchellii

Asparagus burchellii
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Paardekop Farm
Observed: 25th October 2015
Added: 23rd December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Asparagus in fruit

Asparagus in fruit
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Silvermine east road parking to waterfall
Observed: 11th December 2015
Added: 15th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

The 2015 Fabulous Fire: Veld 9 months young.

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Asparagus

Asparagus
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Price Drive slopes
Observed: 9th December 2015
Added: 13th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

The 2015 Glorious Conflagration: Veld 9 months young.

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Asparagus

Asparagus
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Lakeside ascent to Muizenberg Peak
Observed: 7th December 2015
Added: 12th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

The Glory of Fire: veld 8 months old

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Asparagus oliverii

 Asparagus oliveri
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Bonniedale
Observed: 2nd December 2015
Added: 11th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Asparagus

Asparagus
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Location: Stillbay dam
Observed: 6th December 2015
Added: 9th December 2015
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

low growing shrub, stems not very long, blue-ish-green leaves, main stem reddish-brown. Straight, long and sharp Spines in the axils of stem.

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Berry pretty for Xmas

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By: Linkie
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Location: Silvermine East
Observed: 6th December 2015
Added: 7th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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Description:

Shrub with smooth glossy dark stems. Sharp recurving thorns. Covered in masses of fruit. Quite something!

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Asparations to world domination

Asparations to world domination
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Breakfast Rock loop Silvermine E: Steenberg ascent
Observed: 22nd November 2015
Added: 6th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

Burned March: 8 months old

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Burn survivor

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By: sallyslak
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Location: Bonniedale south
Observed: 2nd December 2015
Added: 5th December 2015
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Unknown (Hairy satyrium)

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By: Susan Botha
Location: North of N2, East of Riversdale
Observed: 6th October 2015
Added: 4th December 2015
Likely ID: Eriospermum
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:2
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Green Fruit turning red

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Location: Faerie Glen Nature Reserve
Observed: 22nd November 2015
Added: 28th November 2015
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Green berries approx 5-8mm, some are turning red

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Green Fruit

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Location: Faerie Glen Nature Reserve
Observed: 22nd November 2015
Added: 28th November 2015
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Green berries smaller than 1 cm

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Sparrowgrass

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By: sallyslak
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Location: Fence path
Observed: 21st November 2015
Added: 27th November 2015
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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WSU leafless

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By: Mavourneen
South African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Mthatha
Observed: 26th November 2015
Added: 26th November 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:5
Description:

Erect stiff herb c. 1 m high, single stem below branching in upper half, leafless, scarious bracts on stems, stems square in C/S; flowers falling very soon after being picked.

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LWJ

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By: Mavourneen
South African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Mthatha
Observed: 17th November 2015
Added: 20th November 2015
Likely ID: Eriospermum
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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