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Asparagus lignosus

   (Family: Asparagaceae)
Afrikaans: Katdoring English: Asparagus  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Shrub
Height: 0.8m
Rarity Status:
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Sand (coarse texture, drains easily)
Biome: Fynbos
Flowering time EDIT
x x x x x         x x x
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flower colours
  Flower info
  1-4 white flowers in the axils of the clusters, the tepals and stamens spreading.
Leaf shape EDIT
  Leaf info EDIT
  Clusters of leathery, needle-like false leaves.
Fruit type EDIT
  Seed info EDIT
  Fleshy berry.
Description EDIT
Spiny shrublet to 80 cm, with pale, finely grooved stems and widely spreading branches.
Growing EDIT
Distribution EDIT
Rocky sandstone slopes and damp sandy flats in the southwestern Cape.
History EDIT
Ecology EDIT
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  • John Manning,(2008),Field guide to Fynbos,Struik  


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