1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Leobordea Delile
      1. Leobordea platycarpa (Viv.) B.-E.van Wyk & Boatwr.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Africa, E. Medit. to Arabian Peninsula, Pakistan.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    [FZ]

    Leguminosae, various authors. Flora Zambesiaca 3:7. 2003

    Habit
    Annual, with a very short stem, soon developing numerous slender radiating prostrate branches up to 5–50 cm long, pilose, exceptionally perennating with other stems from the top of an undivided taproot.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite on flowering shoots, 3-foliolate; leaflets 4–8(20) × 1.5–3(4) mm, oblanceolate, slightly apiculate, glabrous to pilose above, pilose beneath; petiole ± as long as the leaflets or a little shorter; stipules single at a node, 2–4 mm long, linear to linear-lanceolate or linear-oblanceolate.
    Flowers
    Flowers 1–several clustered at the nodes, sessile; bracts 1–2.5 mm long, linear; bracteoles absent.
    Calyx
    Calyx 3.5–4.5(6) mm long, pilose; upper and lateral lobes joined slightly higher, 1.5–2.5(3) mm long, subulate.
    Corolla
    Standard pale yellow, shorter than the keel, narrowly elliptic-ovate, extensively pubescent outside; wings distinctly shorter than the keel; keel 6–7(9) mm long, narrow, slightly upcurved to the bluntly pointed reddish tip, extensively pubescent.
    Fruits
    Pods 4–7(9) × 1.5–2.5 mm, narrowly oblong, often somewhat tapered to the base, slightly downcurved at the tip, pubescent, sometimes glabrescent, c. 10-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds 1–1.5 mm long, oblique-cordiform, smooth, brown.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Karroo-Namib shrubland, Mediterranean/Sahara regional transition zone; grassland., Somalia-Masai grasslands, Somalia-Masai anthropic landscapes
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Central African Repu, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Gulf States, Kenya, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe

    Leobordea platycarpa (Viv.) B.-E.van Wyk & Boatwr. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1990 Hemsley, J.H. [s.n.], Jordan Lotononis platycarpa K000283217
    Jan 1, 1990 Dinter [664], Namibia Lotononis platycarpa K000413635 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 1990 Zeyher [409], South Africa Lotononis platycarpa K000413636
    Jan 1, 1990 Zeyher [406], South Africa Lotononis platycarpa K000413637
    Jan 1, 1990 Zeyher [409], South Africa Lotononis platycarpa K000413638
    Jan 1, 1990 Drege [s.n.], South Africa Lotononis platycarpa K000413634
    Jan 1, 1990 Drege [s.n.], South Africa Lotononis platycarpa K000413639
    Jan 1, 1990 Chapman [s.n.], Namibia Lotononis platycarpa K000413499 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 1990 Steingrover [101], South Africa Lotononis platycarpa K000413633 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 1990 Davies, P.H. [9276], Jordan Lotononis platycarpa K000283216
    Aug 1, 1954 Boivior, E. [s.n.], Jordan Lotononis platycarpa K000283214
    Aug 1, 1954 McDonald [s.n.], Jordan Lotononis platycarpa K000283215
    Welwitsch [1903], Angola Lotononis platycarpa K000413498

    First published in Taxon 60: 173 (2011)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
    • Llewellyn, O.A., Hall, M., Miller, A.G., Al-Abbasi, T.M., Al-Wetaid, A.H., Al-Harbi, R.J. & Al-Shammari, K.F. (2011). Important plant areas in the Arabian peninsula: 4. Jabal Aja Edinburgh Journal of Botany 68: 199-224.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.N. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7): 1-274. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
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    • Boulos, L. (1999). Flora of Egypt 1: 1-419. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
    • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
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    • Greuter, W., Burdet, H.M. & Long, G. (eds.) (1989). Med-checklist 4: 1-458. Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques de la Ville de Genève.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    International Legume Database and Information Service
    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0