Observations in the Family: Asparagaceae

English Name: Asparaguses

Synonyms also shown: Ruscaceae, Behniaceae, Convallariaceae, Dracaenaceae, Eriospermaceae, Hostaceae

Small thorns

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By: Malherbe
Location: Rawsonville, Worcester
Observed on: 20th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 1

Asparagus sp

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By: GawieGawie's reputation in PlantsGawie's reputation in PlantsGawie's reputation in PlantsGawie's reputation in Plants
Location: De Hoop Nature Reserve
Observed on: 13th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th April 2014
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Green shrub with spike like leaves

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By: tomlessingtomlessing's reputation in Plantstomlessing's reputation in Plants
Location: R25, Kempton Park NU
Observed on: 19th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th April 2014
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Shrub about 1.2m tall. Spike like leaves

Palestem Asparagus

Palestem Asparagus
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Langrietvlei
Observed on: 23rd March 2014
Added to iSpot: 13th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Asparagus

Asparagus
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Cape Columbine
Observed on: 22nd March 2014
Added to iSpot: 12th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Asparagus mucronatus 10 Nov 2013

Asparagus mucronatus 10 Nov 2013
By: Ansie FourieAnsie Fourie's reputation in PlantsAnsie Fourie's reputation in PlantsAnsie Fourie's reputation in Plants
Location: R323, Laingsburg
Observed on: 10th November 2013
Added to iSpot: 11th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Asparagus - 29 Mrt 2014

Asparagus - 29 Mrt 2014
By: Ansie FourieAnsie Fourie's reputation in PlantsAnsie Fourie's reputation in PlantsAnsie Fourie's reputation in Plants
Location: R323, Laingsburg
Observed on: 29th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 9th April 2014
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

large leafed ?

large leafed ?
By: annie
Location: 38 buckingham rd
Observed on: 4th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 7th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 2
Description: multi stemmed, erect, large leafed plant growing in suburban garden in kloof kzn

A sight for sore eyes

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By: SandveldSandveld's reputation in PlantsSandveld's reputation in PlantsSandveld's reputation in PlantsSandveld's reputation in Plants
Location: 30, Deining Street
Observed on: 29th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 5th April 2014
Likely ID: Protasparagus capensis
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

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By: SandveldSandveld's reputation in PlantsSandveld's reputation in PlantsSandveld's reputation in PlantsSandveld's reputation in Plants
Location: 37, Versfeld St
Observed on: 30th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 5th April 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

dainty vine

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By: SandveldSandveld's reputation in PlantsSandveld's reputation in PlantsSandveld's reputation in PlantsSandveld's reputation in Plants
Location: 37, Versfeld St
Observed on: 30th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 5th April 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: wiry stemmed vine with small soft leaves

Dragon Tree

Dragon Tree
By: Georg FritzGeorg Fritz is knowledgeable about PlantsGeorg Fritz's earned reputation in PlantsGeorg Fritz's earned reputation in PlantsGeorg Fritz's earned reputation in PlantsGeorg Fritz's earned reputation in Plants
Location: A.Schad Promenade, Swakopmund
Observed on: 27th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 2nd April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Perhaps a freak form of the Dragon Tree that do not branch out?

Asparagus

Asparagus
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Langebaan Lagoon: path to Geelbek Bird Hide
Observed on: 21st March 2014
Added to iSpot: 1st April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Plant

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By: DullsweatherDullsweather's reputation in PlantsDullsweather's reputation in Plants
Location: Spruit St, Dullstroom
Observed on: 29th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 29th March 2014
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 1

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By: SandveldSandveld's reputation in PlantsSandveld's reputation in PlantsSandveld's reputation in PlantsSandveld's reputation in Plants
Location: Main Rd, Still Bay West
Observed on: 28th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 29th March 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: single flat leave on ground, decisuous, never saw it floering

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By: SandveldSandveld's reputation in PlantsSandveld's reputation in PlantsSandveld's reputation in PlantsSandveld's reputation in Plants
Location: Main Rd, Still Bay West
Observed on: 28th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th March 2014
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Asparagus aethiopicus

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By: johanbaard
South African National Parks
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Location: N2, Wilderness
Observed on: 27th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th March 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: forest scrambler

Asparagus

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By: SandveldSandveld's reputation in PlantsSandveld's reputation in PlantsSandveld's reputation in PlantsSandveld's reputation in Plants
Location: 30, Deining Street
Observed on: 22nd March 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th March 2014
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Asparagus retrofractus (01397)

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By: curcu34curcu34's reputation in Plantscurcu34's reputation in Plantscurcu34's reputation in Plants
Location: Tankwa Karoo National Park
Observed on: 22nd February 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st March 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Asparagus scandens

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By: johanbaard
South African National Parks
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Location: Groenkop SF, George, WC, RSA
Observed on: 18th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th March 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: soft creeper

Asparagus macowanii

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By: johanbaard
South African National Parks
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Location: Groenkop SF, George, WC, RSA
Observed on: 18th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th March 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: 3m long shrub, often growing from 'cliff faces'.

Not Drimia

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By: vynbos
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Location: Cape Point
Observed on: 15th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th March 2014
Likely ID: Eriospermum
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 3
Description: Tiny flowers (<5mm). Hard to photograph.

Dragon Tree

Dragon Tree
By: Georg FritzGeorg Fritz is knowledgeable about PlantsGeorg Fritz's earned reputation in PlantsGeorg Fritz's earned reputation in PlantsGeorg Fritz's earned reputation in PlantsGeorg Fritz's earned reputation in Plants
Location: A.Schad Promenade, Swakopmund
Observed on: 30th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 7th March 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

Dragontree

Dragontree
By: Georg FritzGeorg Fritz is knowledgeable about PlantsGeorg Fritz's earned reputation in PlantsGeorg Fritz's earned reputation in PlantsGeorg Fritz's earned reputation in PlantsGeorg Fritz's earned reputation in Plants
Location: A.Schad Promenade, Swakopmund
Observed on: 26th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 7th March 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Tree from the Canary Islands

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By: nmdayi90
South African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Kirstenbosch Estate
Observed on: 24th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 5th March 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Asparagus sp

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By: Arika MArika M's reputation in PlantsArika M's reputation in PlantsArika M's reputation in Plants
Location: Andries Louw St, Nieuwoudtville
Observed on: 28th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 4th March 2014
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

spike-leaf

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By: SandveldSandveld's reputation in PlantsSandveld's reputation in PlantsSandveld's reputation in PlantsSandveld's reputation in Plants
Location: 30, Deining Street
Observed on: 14th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th February 2014
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: probably an asparagus, in early stadium. The ground was freshly tilled and a lot of re-sprouting has taken place after good summer rains

Asparagus

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By: SandveldSandveld's reputation in PlantsSandveld's reputation in PlantsSandveld's reputation in PlantsSandveld's reputation in Plants
Location: 30, Deining Street
Observed on: 14th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th February 2014
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Eriospermum calcareum

Eriospermum calcareum - VarsR
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
Plants expert
Location: Vars R, S Knersvlakte
Observed on: 26th July 2012
Added to iSpot: 16th February 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Knersvlakte Dolomite Vygieveld near endemic; lvs flat, glabrous, with red margins; usually on thin soils over dolomite/limestone

Eriospermum bowieanum

Eriospermum bowieanum - Worcester
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Worcester - Geluk Rainbow chicken farm
Observed on: 8th October 2008
Added to iSpot: 16th February 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Rare; on sandy alluvium with cobbles; veg very ecotonal

Eriospermum arachnoideum

Eriospermum arachnoideum
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Quaggas Kop; Knersvlakte
Observed on: 7th June 2010
Added to iSpot: 16th February 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Knersvlakte Dolomite Vygieveld endemic; uncommon; umistakeable spider webby look to lvs

wilgertou

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By: M KriekM Kriek's reputation in PlantsM Kriek's reputation in PlantsM Kriek's reputation in Plants
Location: 24, Umvemve Pl
Observed on: 3rd June 2013
Added to iSpot: 12th February 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Pale thorny rope with willowy leaves

Eriospermum

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By: Louise24Louise24's reputation in PlantsLouise24's reputation in PlantsLouise24's reputation in Plants
Location: R385, Postmasburg
Observed on: 4th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 10th February 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Asparagus

Asparagus
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Escarpment SSW Blesfontein:
Observed on: 16th November 2013
Added to iSpot: 10th February 2014
Likely ID: Asparagus capensis
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Eriospermum attenuatum

Eriospermum attenuatum - Toringberg plateau 520m
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Toringberg, near summit
Observed on: 27th July 2009
Added to iSpot: 9th February 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Namaqualand Granite Renosterveld; rare species previously not known from here; round leaves held totally erect; granite plateau, fairly common

Eriospermum in flower

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By: Francois KrielFrancois Kriel's reputation in PlantsFrancois Kriel's reputation in PlantsFrancois Kriel's reputation in PlantsFrancois Kriel's reputation in Plants
Location: N14, Aggeneys
Observed on: 5th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 5th February 2014
Likely ID: Eriospermum
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Asparagus striatus ...

Asparagus striatus
By: Brian KD2
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersEastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency
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Location: Komdomo Camp and surrounds, Baviaanskloof
Observed on: 31st January 2014
Added to iSpot: 4th February 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

Asparagus scandens dt

Asparagus scandens dt
By: outramps
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Location: Collinshoek in the Outeniquas
Observed on: 31st January 2014
Added to iSpot: 4th February 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Scandent shrublet to 2 m. Cladodes in one plane, in threes with a solitary smaller one opposing a larger pair, narrow, lightly sigmoid. Flowers nodding, 1--3 in axils, tepals spreading, filaments straight.

Eriospermum sp

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By: GawieGawie's reputation in PlantsGawie's reputation in PlantsGawie's reputation in PlantsGawie's reputation in Plants
Location: Boesmanskloof Hiking Trail, Greyton
Observed on: 14th August 2011
Added to iSpot: 2nd February 2014
Likely ID: Eriospermum
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Asparagus

Asparagus
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Blesfontein - Fish River track
Observed on: 16th November 2013
Added to iSpot: 30th January 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 2

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By: nmdayi90
South African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Observed on: 16th September 2013
Added to iSpot: 29th January 2014
Identifications: 3
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

deciduous Asparagus

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By: SandveldSandveld's reputation in PlantsSandveld's reputation in PlantsSandveld's reputation in PlantsSandveld's reputation in Plants
Location: N2, Albertinia
Observed on: 20th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th January 2014
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Asparagus that seems to change into autumn colours. There were many more bushes in the area that have turned yellow despite strong rain falls

Asparagus virgatus (African Broom fern)

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By: MichaelBrown.De...
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Location: 6, Summerseat Cl
Observed on: 24th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th January 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 2
Description: Light and airy, tall, clump-forming Asparagus with fine dainty white flowers followed by green and orange berries and masses of tiny leaves. Ideal for adding hight without body or for softening otherwise 'hard' patches of the garden. Its drougb tolerant and relatively frost-hardy.

Asparagus asparagoides (Bridal Creeper)

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By: MichaelBrown.De...
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Location: 6, Summerseat Cl
Observed on: 24th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th January 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: This Asparagus species is quite unlike the others, with its large flat glossy leaves. Its ideal for planting with potted trees for a little extra foliage variety or to create a wilder look amongst garden planting.

old yucca or tree aloe

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By: Dagmar Gleiss
Mountain Club of SA (Cape Town)South African National Parks Honorary Rangers
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Location: Norman Rd, Kalk Bay
Observed on: 15th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th January 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 4
Comments: 1
Description: could not get close enough to find out which of these it is. But from the "jiste" of the tree I would say it is rather a tree aloe, as the leaves don't look as stiff as the yucca leaves are. Am unsure, as the tree aloes I know are not half as dense and normally split in two all the way up, not - like here - into 6 or 8 at the lowest level of branches.

Asparagus

Asparagus
By: GawieGawie's reputation in PlantsGawie's reputation in PlantsGawie's reputation in PlantsGawie's reputation in Plants
Location: Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve, McGregor
Observed on: 6th June 2011
Added to iSpot: 13th January 2014
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

West Coast Asparagus

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By: magrietb
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersLepidopterists' Society of AfricaSpider Club of South Africa
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Location: Namakwa National Park
Observed on: 4th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 6th January 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Plant

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By: DullsweatherDullsweather's reputation in PlantsDullsweather's reputation in Plants
Location: Dullstroom
Observed on: 5th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 5th January 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Asparagus already in fruit

Asparagus already in fruit
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Middagberg plateau Kleindrakenstein Mtns FR584
Observed on: 13th October 2013
Added to iSpot: 5th January 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Oh the glorious spring after a fire!

Eriospermum - Ladismith WCape

Eriospermum - Ladismith WCape
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Location: R323, Ladismith WCape
Observed on: 14th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 1st January 2014
Likely ID: Eriospermum
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

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