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Asparagus aethiopicus

   (Family: Asparagaceae)
   
Afrikaans: Katdoring English: Asparagus  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Climber
Height: 3m
Rarity Status:
Common
   
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Biome: Fynbos
 
Flowering time EDIT
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Flower colours
 
White
Flower shape
Flower type
 
  Flower scent EDIT
  Fragrant
  Flower info
  Bears racemes of star-like white flowers, the tepals and stames spreading.
 
 
Leaf shape EDIT
 
  Leaf info EDIT
  Evergreen
  Peg-like false leaves in clusters of 4-6.
 
 
Fruit type EDIT
 
  Seed info EDIT
  Fleshy berry.
 
 
Description EDIT
Spiny climber to 3m, with pale ribbed stems covered with hooked spines.
Growing EDIT
Distribution EDIT
Widespread in dry bush from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape.
History EDIT
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References

 
  • John Manning,(2008),Field guide to Fynbos,Struik  
 
 

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