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Asparagus ovatus

   (Family: Asparagaceae)
Afrikaans: Katdoring English: Asparagus  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Climber
Height: 3m
Rarity Status:
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Biome: Fynbos
Flowering time EDIT
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Flower colours
  Flower info
  1-3 nodding white flowers with brown midribs in the axils, and the tepals joined below into a short tube. The stamens are erect in the centre.
Leaf shape EDIT
  Leaf info EDIT
  Glossy, oval false leaves.
Fruit type EDIT
  Seed info EDIT
  Fleshy berry.
Description EDIT
Scrambler to 3m, with spindle-shaped tubers on slender roots held well away from the rhizome.
Growing EDIT
Distribution EDIT
In scrub, mostly coastal in the southwestern and Eastern Cape.
History EDIT
Ecology EDIT
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  • John Manning,(2008),Field guide to Fynbos,Struik  


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