Asparagus lynetteae (Oberm.) Fellingham & N.L.Mey.
  • Bothalia


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Morphology

Scandent shrub. Main root tuberous. Cladodes triangular in cross section, with marginal ridges, narrower than 1 mm. Stamens with yellow anthers. Flowers white with a reddish central streak.

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    Scandent perennial, with long, thin, puberulous stems, clambering over surrounding shrubs, with the branches short, spreading. Rhizome compact, with numerous swollen roots placed close together, spreading; each swelling ±0.2 m long, attenuate at both ends. Stems thin, supple, minutely white puberulous, up to ±3 m long, 5 mm in diameter at base. Spines thin, exserted, ±4 mm long. Branches exserted, placed close together, short, up to 0.1 m long. Cladodes in fascicles of 10-20, subtended by a short spine, 3-angled, thin, ±10-15 mm long, curved, apiculate. Racemes separate, from same node as branches but longer; flowers laxly dispersed on short and longer persistent stalks, occasionally in clusters of 2 or 3; perianth (faded) ±4 mm long. Stamens with yellow anthers. Gynoecium obovoid, probably with 4 ovules in each locule. Berries globose, much wrinkled in dry state, ±5 mm in diameter, yellow.

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    Habitat

    Bushveld.

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    In bushveld.

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    Distribution

    Occurs in eastern Transvaal.

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      Bibliography

    • 1 Bothalia
    • 2 Herman, PPJ; Retief, E. 1997. Plants of thenorthern provinces of South Africa: keys and diagnostic characters. Strelitzia 6: 1 - 681. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 3 Immelman, KL; Obermeyer, AA. 1992. Dracaenaceae, Asparagaceae, Luzuriagaceae and Smilacaceae: 1. Protasparagus. In: O.A. Leistner (ed.). Fl. S. Africa 5(3): 11 - 70. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

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