Observations in the Genus: Asparagus

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Asparagus?

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By: hagen dreherhagen dreher’s reputation in Plantshagen dreher’s reputation in Plantshagen dreher’s reputation in Plants
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
Agreements: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
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: 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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Asparagus

Asparagus cooperi ( Cavern + ribbed stems + thorns )
By: Chris Wahlberg
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersSea Coral AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed Atlas
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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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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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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
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: Paardekop Farm
Observed: 25th October 2015
Added: 23rd December 2015
Identifications:1
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Asparagus in fruit

Asparagus in fruit
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: Silvermine east road parking to waterfall
Observed: 11th December 2015
Added: 15th December 2015
Identifications:1
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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
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: Lakeside ascent to Muizenberg Peak
Observed: 7th December 2015
Added: 12th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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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
Comments: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: Kompassberg north gulley ascent
Observed: 3rd December 2015
Added: 10th 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
Comments:0
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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Asparagus

Asparagus
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Kompassberg track from Lucernvale to the mountain at Acocks Grave
Observed: 3rd December 2015
Added: 9th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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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: Nieu Bethesda: veld NW of village n of Grave Street along sewerage pipe
Observed: 1st December 2015
Added: 8th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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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: Nieu Bethesda: veld NW of village n of Grave Street along sewerage pipe
Observed: 1st December 2015
Added: 8th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Berry pretty for Xmas

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By: Linkie
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Silvermine East
Observed: 6th December 2015
Added: 7th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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
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: Breakfast Rock loop Silvermine E: Steenberg ascent
Observed: 22nd November 2015
Added: 6th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Burned March: 8 months old

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Burn survivor

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South AfricaCREW (Southern Cape)OutrampsSeaKeys
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Location: Bonniedale south
Observed: 2nd December 2015
Added: 5th December 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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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
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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
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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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Asparagus

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Location: Loxtons Dal Mine
Observed: 3rd November 2015
Added: 16th November 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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touch-me-not

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Location: Stillbay dam
Observed: 15th November 2015
Added: 15th November 2015
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications:1
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Description:

very spiny Asparagus, spines are very painful to the touch, almost like Firethorn or similar. Is there something like Asparagus pyracantha? Well, this would be the right name for it. It is dark-green with a grey-ish tinge to the stems and stem-lets. Bark and spine grey. Plant about 1 m tall, scrambling.

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Asparagus

Asparagus
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Location: Stillbay dam
Observed: 15th November 2015
Added: 15th November 2015
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

bright green, stingy-bristly, but no thorns, branches and cladodes green, buschy, apparenty no tendency to climb

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