Asparagus rubicundus P.J.Bergius
  • Descr. Pl. Cap.


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Morphology

Erect, dense shrublets up to 1 m high, glabrous. Rhizome woody with long, cylindrical, woody roots. Stems rigid, spreading, smooth, shiny dark brown (yellow to green when young). Spines present below axils of branches and branchlets, patent-recurved, hard, sharp, up to 8 mm long. Branches closely beset with short, spineless branchlets bearing cladode fascicles and flowers. Cladodes ±25 cm each fascicle, terete, ±7-10 mm long (thin and longer in shade), subtended by fimbriate membranous bracts; rarely a minute spine may also be present. Flowers solitary or rarely paired beside each cladode fascicle; tepals obovate, ±2-3 mm long, white; stalks ±5 mm long, articulated below. Stamens with red or brownish anthers. Berry with a single seed, pendulous, globose, ±9 mm in diameter, apiculate, red. Flowering mainly March to June, but also at other times.

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    Erect spiny shrubs to 1.5 m, stems dark brown, glossy, with spreading spines. Cladodes ± 10 in fascicles, terete. Flowers 1 or 2 in axils, tepals and filaments spreading.

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    Erect, spiny shrub, up to 1.5 m tall, stems dark reddish brown, glossy, with recurved spines. Cladodes ± 10 in fascicles, terete, closely overlapping. Flowers 1 or 2 in axils, tepals and filaments spreading. Mainly Mar.-June.

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    Habitat

    Usually in more moist areas, common on flats and hillsides.

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    Sandy and granite slopes.

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    Sandy and granite slopes.

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    Distribution

    Recorded from south-western Cape, east as far as Uitenhage and north as far as Piketberg.

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    Kamiesberg, Gifberg to Uitenhage.

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    Kamieskroon, Bokkeveld Plateau and Roggeveld Escarpment, SW Cape to Uitenhage.

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      Bibliography

    • 1 Descr. Pl. Cap.
    • 2 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.
    • 3 Manning, JC; Goldblatt, P. 2012. Asparagaceae. 63 - 65. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
    • 4 Snijman, DA. 2013. Asparagaceae. 43 - 45. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

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