Asparagus schroederi Engl.
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Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Asparagus schroederi Engl. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000634664. Accessed on: 26 Feb 2020'

Morphology

Flowers creamy with orange anthers, almost leafless in full flower

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    Erect spiny herb 1-3 ft. high from tuberous roots

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    Berry red, 6– 8 mm in diameter, 1– 2-seeded.

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    Tepals white or cream, 3– 4.5 mm long; ovary ovoid, 3-locular with 4 ovules in each locule; style ± 1 mm long with 3-branched stigma.

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    Inflorescence: flowering branchlet 2.5– 15 cmlong or more; flowers usually paired, placed close together along branchlets; bracts membranous, fimbriate, ovate, ± 2.5 mm long; pedicels ± 2 mm long, terminating in a swollen disc below the perianth.

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    Cladodes 3– 10 per fascicle, filiform (somewhat triangular in cross section), 20– 40(– 65) mm long, turning dark when dry, deciduous, absent at time of flowering.

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    Erect shrubs 0.5– 1 m high, rigid, spiny, from a woody rootstock; stems many, striate, the ridges bearing minute, sharp, transparent cells, rarely smooth, brown when young, grey with age branches simple, bearing overlapping cladodes in fascicles; spines on main stems sharp, 4– 10 mm long, straight to recurved; spinules present below each fascicle, 3– 4.5 mm long.

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    Erect, rigid, spiny shrub, up to 1 m high. Side roots tuberous. Spines sharp, 5-15 mm long, patent to recurved. Cladodes 3-10 per fascicle, filiform, up to 50 mm long, absent at time of flowering. Anthers red. Flowers white or cream.

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    Erect, rigid, spiny shrubs 0.5-1.0 m high, from a woody rootstock; roots with tubers on sideroots. Stems several, striate, the ridges bearing minute, sharp, transparent cells, rarely smooth, brown when young, grey with age. Spines sharp, ±5-15 mm long, patent to recurved. Branches spreading to arcuate, ±100-200 mm long, simple, close together, bearing overlapping cladode fascicles; spinules present below each fascicle. Cladodes ±3-10 per fascicle, filiform (somewhat triangular in cross section), up to 50 mm long, turning dark when dry, deciduous, absent at time of flowering (viz. August to October). Flowering branchlets similar to branches, appearing from same swollen nodes, persisting after flowering, studded with spinules and short pedicels. Flowers usually paired, placed close together along branchlets; bracts membranous, fimbriate, enclosing pedicels ±2 m long, which terminate in a swollen disc below perianth; tepals white or cream. Stamens with somewhat swollen filaments; anthers red. Ovary ovoid, dark, with 4 ovules in each locule. Berry red, ±8 mm in diameter.

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    Ecology

    In savanna.

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    Habitat

    Dry, often sandy areas.

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    In dry, often sandy areas.

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    Distribution

    Recorded from northern Namibia and northern Botswana to northern Transvaal; further north to Angola, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Malawi, Katanga and the Cameroons.

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    e-Flora of South Africa
    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
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