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Asparagus aethiopicus

   (Family: Asparagaceae)
Afrikaans: Katdoring English: Asparagus  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Climber
Height: 3m
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Preferred position:
Full Sun
Biome: Fynbos
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  Flower info
  Bears racemes of star-like white flowers, the tepals and stames spreading.
Leaf shape EDIT
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  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.
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Distribution EDIT
Widespread in dry bush from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape.
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  • John Manning,(2008),Field guide to Fynbos,Struik  


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