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Asparagus rubicundus

   (Family: Asparagaceae)
Afrikaans: Katdoring English: Asparagus  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Shrub
Height: 1.5m
Rarity Status:
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Sand (coarse texture, drains easily)
Biome: Fynbos
Flowering time EDIT
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flower colours
Flower shape
  Flower info
  1-2 star-shaped white flowers in the axils of the tufts, with tepals and stamens spreading.
Leaf shape EDIT
  Leaf info EDIT
  Thread-like false leaves in clusters of about 10.
Fruit type EDIT
  Seed info EDIT
  Fleshy berry.
Description EDIT
Erect spiny shrub to 1.5m, with glossy, dark brown stems covered with spreading spines.
Growing EDIT
Distribution EDIT
Sandy and granite slopes in the Kamiesberg of Namaqualand, and the Western and Eastern Cape.
History EDIT
Ecology EDIT
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  • John Manning,(2008),Field guide to Fynbos,Struik  


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