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Asparagus pearsonii Kies

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Asparagus pearsonii

Image 1
30 Sep 2006

Asparagus pearsonii

Image 2
19 Mar 2007

Asparagus pearsonii

Image 3
Fruit, leaves and flowers
19 Mar 2007

Asparagus pearsonii

Image 4
27 Apr 2008

Asparagus pearsonii

Image 5
27 Apr 2008

Family: Asparagaceae
Full name: Asparagus pearsonii Kies
ID status: ID not 100% certain
Afrikaans common name(s): -
English common name(s): Wild asparagus
Synonym(s): Protasparagus pearsonii (Kies) Oberm.
Status: Native
Description: Erect or straggling, innocuous, pale yellow-green, hard suffrutex up to 1 m high with stout basal stems and lax divaricate branches, often entangled above. Rhizome and roots not seen. Stems minutely and densely striate-papillate, glabrous with age. Branches and branchlets laxly spreading or deflexed, occasionally clustered on a swollen node. Spines absent or poorly developed at base of stem. Cladodes in fascicles of 2-6, filiform, variable in size, up to 25 mm long, deciduous. Flowers appearing before or contemporary with cladodes, few to several in terminal umbels on short branchlets, occasionally some on the peduncle below; tepals 3 mm long, cream with a green keel; stalk 3-7 mm long, articulated near the base, occasionally with 2 nodes. Stamens with yellow or orange anthers. Ovary with + 6 ovules per locule; globose, brown; style and stigmatic branches short. Berry 10 mm in diameter, blue to black. (from JSTOR Global Plants website / Flora of Southern Africa)
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iNaturalist (Namibia / Alex Dreyer)
iNaturalist (Namibia)
iNaturalist (southern Africa)
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Content last updated: 01 Jun 2020

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