Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Asparagus
Family: Asparagaceae (Monocotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
setaceus
NOTES

Climbing shrub with stems spiny only at base. Soft feathery linear cladodes in fascicles.


AUTHORITY
(Kunth) Jessop
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Shrub
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: White flowers solitary on an apical disc. Tepals and filaments spreading
Colour: White
Common Name
Feathery asparagus
Asparagus
Habitat
NOTES: Common in the bush
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Renal treatments
An infusion of young shoots is used for kidney complaints
Gastro-intestinal treatments
An infusion of young shoots is used to treat stomach complaints
Charms
Used as love charm emetics
Food
Young shoots are said to be edible
Circumcision treatments
Dried roots are rubbed into scarifications to give strength and fearlessness during circumcision
Months
September
October
November
December
January
February
March
April
Synonyms for Species
Asparagopsis setaceus
Protasparagus setaceus



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