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Species Information

Asparagus saundersiae Baker
(name current 2016)
(Asparagus racemosus)

Growth form: Climber
Swaziland distribution: lowveld only
Schedule C

Red Data Book Information:
Status: LR lc Endemism: Endemic Distribution: Mbabane area, Malolotja Occurs in shady places at foot of rocks or forest margins. Very similar to Eragrostis curvula.

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Asparagus racemosus - Stem twining, woody. Branches solitary, spreading or ascending. Cladodes numerous in cluster, 12 cm long x 1 mni wide, green turning greyish. Spines sharp, 34 mm long. Perianth segments up to 3 mm long. Fruit c 6 mm diarn, red, wrinkled, one-seeded.

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.

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