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Useful Temperate Plants

Leobordea lanceolata

(E.Mey.) B.-E.van Wyk & Boatwr.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Aspalathus lanceolatus E.Mey.

Buchenroedera lanceolata (E.Mey.) C.Presl

Lotononis lanceolata (E.Mey.) Benth.

Common Name:

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General Information

Leobordea lanceolata is a perennial plant producing a cluster of ascending stems that are simple or slightly branched; it can grow 25 - 50cm tall[
394
Title
Flora Capensis
Publication
 
Author
Hiern. W.P.; Brown N.E.
Website
http://www.aluka.org/action/doBrowse?sa=1&st=662543&execbr=&sls=
Publisher
 
Year
1909
ISBN
 
Description
Rather dated, and many of the botanical names have been changed since it was written, but contains a wealth of information about plants of southern Africa. It can be downloaded or viewed online.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

394
Title
Flora Capensis
Publication
 
Author
Hiern. W.P.; Brown N.E.
Website
http://www.aluka.org/action/doBrowse?sa=1&st=662543&execbr=&sls=
Publisher
 
Year
1909
ISBN
 
Description
Rather dated, and many of the botanical names have been changed since it was written, but contains a wealth of information about plants of southern Africa. It can be downloaded or viewed online.

Range

Southern Africa - S. Africa

Habitat

Grassy hills[
394
Title
Flora Capensis
Publication
 
Author
Hiern. W.P.; Brown N.E.
Website
http://www.aluka.org/action/doBrowse?sa=1&st=662543&execbr=&sls=
Publisher
 
Year
1909
ISBN
 
Description
Rather dated, and many of the botanical names have been changed since it was written, but contains a wealth of information about plants of southern Africa. It can be downloaded or viewed online.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.30 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Leobordea lanceolata is found from the subtropical to the warm temperate zone of eastern S. Africa. The plant experiences frosts in parts of its range.

This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria; these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby[
1309
Title
The Leguminosae; A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation
Publication
 
Author
Allen O.N.; Allen E.K.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin
Year
1981
ISBN
0-333-32221-5
Description
An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

An adhesive preparation is made from the roots and which is used to stop diarrhoea. It is either drunk or taken as an enema[].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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