Aspalathus lanceolatus E.Mey.
Buchenroedera lanceolata (E.Mey.) C.Presl
Lotononis lanceolata (E.Mey.) Benth.
Leobordea lanceolata is a perennial plant producing a cluster of ascending stems that are simple or slightly branched; it can grow 25 - 50cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
Southern Africa - S. Africa
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[
An adhesive preparation is made from the roots and which is used to stop diarrhoea. It is either drunk or taken as an enema.