Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

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

SPECIES
africanus
NOTES

A spiny shrub or climber with brownish spines and straight or spreading stems. Cladodes about 12 in fascicles.


AUTHORITY
Lam.
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Shrub
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Up to 6 flowers are borne in the leaf axils. The tepals and filaments are spreading
Colour: White
Common Name
Haakdoring
Katdoring
Wag n bietjie
Bush asparagus
Asparagus
Habitat
NOTES: Prefers damp places
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Bladder treatments
Teas made from the shoots are used
Throat treatments
Stem bark is used for sore throats in Nigeria
Magical uses
Used in circumcision rites
Gastro-intestinal treatments
Shoot infusions are used as emetics for nausea and colic
Food
Young shoots are edible but the plant is known to contain poisonous principles
Months
August
September
October
November
December
Synonyms for Species
Protasparagus africanus



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