Liparia graminifolia   (L.)

Grass-leaved Mountain Pea
(Liparia graminifolia)

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


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.


Grass-leaved Mountain Pea (Liparia graminifolia)

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

Swedish Museum of Natural History


- 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