Liparia graminifolia   (L.)


 
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Grass-leaved Mountain Pea
(Liparia graminifolia)

 
syn. Borbonia graminifolia ((L.) Lam.), Priestleya graminifolia ((L.) DC.)

 
distribution:

South Africa: Western Cape Province

 
local name: -

 
size: (?)

extinction date: ca. 1820

 
This species, like many other of South Africa's endemic plants, had only a very resricted distribution. This area of distribution was destroyed during the  urbanization of Mowbrey, a suburb of Cape Town.

With the habitat also its inhabitants disappeared, among them this endemic species of plant.

 
left:

Grass-leaved Mountain Pea (Liparia graminifolia)


Photo: by courtesy of Ph. D. Arne A. Anderberg

Swedish Museum of Natural History
http://www.nrm.se

 
References:

- N. A. Helme; T. H. Trinder-Smith: The endemic flora of the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany, Vol. 72(2): 205-210. 2006