Observations in the Family: Asparagaceae

English Name: Asparaguses

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

Asparagus aethiopicus

 Asparagus aethiopicus
By: Nicky
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Location: Pauline Bohnen Nature Reserve, Stilbaai
Observed on: 25th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Asparagus juniperoides

Asparagus juniperoides
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Kys 2, Vredendal
Observed on: 21st July 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: common in Namaqualand Spinescent Grassland; to 1m

Eriospermum subincanum

Eriospermum subincanum below
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
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Location: w base of Maskam
Observed on: 22nd July 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd July 2014
Identifications: 1
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Description: unmistakeable with hairless top surface, crisped red margins and densely white hairy below. Rare and poorly known - from here and Biedou valley only. Threatened by ongoing cultivation

Eriospermum patentiflorum

Eriospermum patentiflorum
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
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Location: w base of Maskam
Observed on: 22nd July 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
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Description: here in Fynbos - Succulent Karoo ecotone on loamy sands; locally quite common, but patchy; threatened by ongoing cultivation

Eriospermum aphyllum

Eriospermum aphyllum
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
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Location: w base of Maskam
Observed on: 22nd July 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: here in Fynbos - Succ Karoo ecotone on loamy sands; to 3cm tall

Eriospermum aphyllum

Eriospermum aphyllum
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
Plants expert
Location: w Nardousberg
Observed on: 22nd July 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: a very large form, to 10cm tall, on shale slopes

Katdoring

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By: Beneke74
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: R60, Barrydale
Observed on: 6th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Eriospermum patentiflorum

Eriospermum patentiflorum
By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
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Location: N7, Clanwilliam
Observed on: 15th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: characteristic collar formed by old leaf base clearly visible; red petiole; under shade of bushes; in path of new N7 highway (plants relocated); local and uncommon; photo courtesy of Ilse Saaiman

Asparagus in Silvermine

Asparagus exuvialis - Silvermine
By: sheijohn
Botanical Society of South AfricaFriends of Silvermine Nature Area
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Location: ERF917, Table Mountain National Park
Observed on: 7th July 2010
Added to iSpot: 17th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Cottonseed

Cottonseed
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Assegaai Trails - purple route tree trail
Observed on: 27th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th July 2014
Likely ID: Eriospermum
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Stellenbosch-20140716-01341

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By: eco@dezalzeesta...
Location: 10, Allemann St
Observed on: 16th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 4
Description: I found these 2 plants in a protected Swartland Granite Renosterveld area. They look quite similar but the 2nd plant has nasty hook thorns.

Klapmutskop

By: H BooyensH Booyens's reputation in Plants
Location: Klapmutskop
Observed on: 23rd December 2013
Added to iSpot: 14th July 2014
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Asparagus Park

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By: Jannie Groenewald
Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Briers-Louw Nature Reserve
Observed on: 11th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

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By: 207010811@cput.ac.za
Location: 78, Valangentabo St
Observed on: 20th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 10th July 2014
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Ruscus sp

 Ruscus sp
By: Nicky
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Location: Camp Eagle, Texas
Observed on: 28th May 2012
Added to iSpot: 9th July 2014
Likely ID: Ruscus
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 2

Asparagus sp.

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Observed on: 19th June 2013
Added to iSpot: 7th July 2014
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Herb. Amongst rocks. Savanna/woodland.

Asparagus sp.

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Observed on: 28th May 2013
Added to iSpot: 6th July 2014
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Herb. Savanna/woodland

Asparagus sp.

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Observed on: 28th May 2013
Added to iSpot: 6th July 2014
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Herb. Savanna/woodland

Motherinlawstongue

Motherinlawstongue
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Assegaai Trails Purple tree trail
Observed on: 25th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 3rd July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Eriospermum paradoxum

Eriospermum paradoxum
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Location: Steinkoph Dam Kop
Observed on: 1st July 2014
Added to iSpot: 2nd July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Asparagus (1)

Asparagus (1)
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Location: Steinkoph Plato
Observed on: 1st July 2014
Added to iSpot: 2nd July 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Woollyseed

Woollyseed
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Assegaai Trails Purple Assegaai River to The Confluence
Observed on: 24th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 2nd July 2014
Likely ID: Eriospermum
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Grassreed

Grassreed
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Assegaai Trails Red The Confluence to Everest Lookout
Observed on: 24th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 1st July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Asparagus

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Location: B6, Khomas
Observed on: 22nd January 2012
Added to iSpot: 30th June 2014
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Motherinlaws Tongue

Motherinlaws Tongue
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Assegaai Trails Red Piggy Dam to The Confluence
Observed on: 24th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 1

Asparagus sp.

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Observed on: 23rd April 2011
Added to iSpot: 28th June 2014
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Herb. Undergrowth of tambuti (Spirostachys africana) forest

Katbos3

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Location: Molwenirivier, Krantzkloof NR
Observed on: 2nd June 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Asparagus sp.

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Location: Sand River Dam, between Yacht Club and dam wall
Observed on: 28th December 2005
Added to iSpot: 24th June 2014
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Asparagus sp.

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Location: Mlawula Nature Reserve, Mbuluzi Gorge, Androstachys forest
Observed on: 20th October 2013
Added to iSpot: 24th June 2014
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Herb. Undergrowth of Androstachys johnsonii forest.

Eriospermum

Eriospermum
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Location: Modderfontein
Observed on: 18th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th June 2014
Likely ID: Eriospermum
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Asparagus denudatus

Asparagus denudatus
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Location: Zastron
Observed on: 28th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: On southern slope of sandstone mesa.

Eriospermum titanopsoides

Eriospermum titanopsoides and Lach patula - Moedverloor
By: Nick Helme
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Location: Moedverloren NR
Observed on: 5th September 2007
Added to iSpot: 22nd June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Knersvlakte Quartz Vygieveld endemic (occ also on dolomites); rare; here with Lachenalia patula, another local, habitat endemic

Eriospermum descendens 2

Erio descendens
By: Nick Helme
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Location: Moedverloren NR, Knersvlakte
Observed on: 6th September 2007
Added to iSpot: 22nd June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: usually clumped; lf margins characteristic

Eriospermum?

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By: kbraunsdkbraunsd's reputation in Plantskbraunsd's reputation in Plantskbraunsd's reputation in Plantskbraunsd's reputation in Plants
Observed on: 24th November 2012
Added to iSpot: 21st June 2014
Likely ID: Eriospermum
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Herb. In open sourveld grassland, rocky area

Asparagus capensis var. capensis

 Asparagus capensis var. capensis
By: Nicky
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Location: Heaven in Langkloof
Observed on: 8th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Asparagus capensis var. capensis

 Asparagus capensis var. capensis
By: Nicky
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Heaven in Langkloof
Observed on: 7th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Single-leaf geophyte

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By: Stevo
South African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Paarl Mountain, Windmeul, Noord Agter-Paarl Western Cape
Observed on: 16th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th June 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 6
Description: Quite a few scattered plants in the vicinity. None in flower. Leaves reminiscent of Veltheimia. Excavation around the base revealed a fairly large flattish tuber-like storage organ.

Asparagus ovatus Blaauwberg Coastal

Asparagus ovatus Blaauwberg Coastal
By: Vuyo
City of Cape Town Biodiversity Management Branch
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Location: Blaauwberg Nature Reserve
Observed on: 30th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th June 2014
Likely ID: Asparagus ovatus
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Which Eriospermum ?

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Location: Kamiesberg region
Observed on: 7th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th June 2014
Likely ID: Eriospermum
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: An Eriospermum with upright leaves without hairs

Asparagus

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By: koosclaassens
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Location: 2, Mauritz Rd
Observed on: 18th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th June 2014
Likely ID: Asparagus crispus
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Heart-leafed geophyte

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By: Stevo
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Location: Paarl Mountain, Windmeul, Noord Agter-Paarl Western Cape
Observed on: 16th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th June 2014
Likely ID: Eriospermum
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 2

Asparagus capensis

 Asparagus capensis var. capensis
By: Nicky
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve
Observed on: 11th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 6th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Eriospermum paradoxum ...

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By: Brian KD2
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersEastern Cape Parks & Tourism AgencyOutramps
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Location: Top of Combrink's Pass, Baviaanskloof
Observed on: 1st June 2014
Added to iSpot: 5th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Heart of Leaf

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Location: Main Rd, Still Bay West
Observed on: 29th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 5th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: flat leathery leave, watching it for years, never saw it flowering. It appears in autumn and disappears in mid summer on an abandoned farm, preferably under milk wood trees

Unknown white flower with needle like leaves

Unknown white flower with needle like leaves
By: cherise.ap@mweb...cherise.ap@mweb.co.za's reputation in Plants
Location: ZA, Otter trail
Observed on: 6th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 4th June 2014
Likely ID: Asparagus
Identifications: 3
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Eriospermum emergence - Laingsburg WCape

Eriospermum emergence - Laingsburg WCape
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Location: Ladismith, South Cape DC
Observed on: 4th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 31st May 2014
Likely ID: Eriospermum
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Asparagus retrofractus

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Location: Anysberg Farm thicket
Observed on: 16th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 28th May 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Asparagus

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By: koosclaassens
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Location: 2, Mauritz Rd
Observed on: 25th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th May 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Asparagus

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By: koosclaassens
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Location: 1, Mauritz Rd
Observed on: 22nd May 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th May 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 6

Eriospermum

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By: vynbos
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Location: Danie Miller Trail, Gordons Bay
Observed on: 25th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 25th May 2014
Likely ID: Eriospermum
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 1

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