Liparia graminifolia (L.)
|Grass-leaved Mountain Pea
|syn. Borbonia graminifolia ((L.) Lam.), Priestleya graminifolia ((L.) DC.)|
South Africa: Western Cape Province
|local name: -|
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