Asparagus asparagoides (L.) Wight

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Asparagus asparagoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Rukotso, nr summit

Asparagus asparagoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Rukotso, nr summit

Asparagus asparagoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path from entrance gate to Great Enclosure, Great Zimbabwe

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Synonyms: Myrsiphyllum asparagoides (L.) Willd.
Common names: Cape smilax (English) Ruringare (Shona)
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial twining or climbing herb, up to 2 m. Stems twisting, shortly branched. Leaves ovate, shiny, somewhat succulent. Flowers white, tubular at the base with tepal lobes reflexed and stamens excerted. Fruit a small spherical berry, black.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In margins of forest and thicket and in rocky areas in grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 2450 m
Flowering time:All year
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Climber.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Friday 11 November 2005
Literature:

Biegel, H.M. (1977). Check-list of ornamental plants used in Rhodesian parks and gardens. Rhodesia Agricultural Journal. Research Report No. 3. Page 25.

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 290. (Includes a picture).

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 93 - 94. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Asparagus asparagoides.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=114750, retrieved 30 June 2016

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