Asparagus saundersiae Baker
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Climber
Swaziland distribution: lowveld only
Red Data Book Information:
Status: LR lc
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, 1—2 cm long x 1 mni wide, green turning greyish. Spines sharp, 3—4 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.