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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Mozambique to S. Africa.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Stems numerous, erect and spreading from a branched perennial rootstock, 10–30 cm tall, slender, pubescent to pilose on younger parts.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate, shortly petiolate; leaflets 8–15 × 2–5 mm, linear-elliptic to oblanceolate, pointed, mucronate, appressed pubescent on both surfaces; stipules paired at the nodes, 3–8 mm long, linear-elliptic.
    Flowers
    Flowers single or in clusters of up to 7, leaf-opposed; bracts 1–2 mm long, nearly as long as the pedicel, filiform or subulate; bracteoles lacking.
    Calyx
    Calyx 6–7 mm long, pubescent; upper and lateral lobes joined higher, 3–4 mm long, subulate.
    Corolla
    Standard yellow, longer than the keel, extensively pubescent outside; wings a little shorter than the keel; keel 8–10 mm long, obtuse, extensively pubescent.
    Fruits
    Pods 8–10 × 3 mm, oblong, glabrous except for a few hairs along the upper suture, c. 10-seeded.
    Seeds
    Mature seeds not seen.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

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

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Apr 1, 1912 Wilms, F. [266], South Africa Lotononis transvaalensis K000413521 Unknown type material
    Wilms, F. [266a], South Africa Lotononis transvaalensis K000413522 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 1990 Drege [s.n.], South Africa Lotononis carinata K000413407 lectotype
    Jan 1, 1990 Wood, J.M. [9284], South Africa Lotononis carinata K000413409 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 1990 Rehmann, A. [6904], South Africa Lotononis carinata K000413408 Unknown type material

    First published in Taxon 60: 174 (2011)

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • 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.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    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