Leobordea magnifica (B.-E.van Wyk) B.-E.van Wyk & Boatwr.

Magnificent leobordea



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 70+ years ago

Rediscovered on 16 November 2021 (source)



Summit of the Kamiesberg, Northern Cape Province, South Africa


Biology & Ecology










Boatwright, J.S., Wink, M. and Van Wyk, B.E. 2011. The generic concept of Lotononis (Crotalarieae, Fabaceae): Reinstatement of the genera Euchlora, Leobordea and Listia and the new genus Ezoloba. Taxon 60(1):161-177.

Helme, N.A. & Raimondo, D. 2006. Leobordea magnifica (B.-E.van Wyk) B.-E.van Wyk & Boatwr. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/06/07.

Hilton-Taylor, C. 1996. Red data list of southern African plants. Strelitzia 4. South African National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Le Roux, Johannes J., Hui, C., Castillo, M. L., Iriondo, J. M., Keet, J.-H., Khapugin, A. A., Médail, F., Rejmánek, M., Theron, G. Yannelli, F. A. and Hirsch, H. (2019). Recent Anthropogenic Plant Extinctions Differ in Biodiversity Hotspots and Coldspots. Current Biology 29(17): 2912-2918.e2.

Raimondo, D., von Staden, L., Foden, W., Victor, J.E., Helme, N.A., Turner, R.C., Kamundi, D.A. and Manyama, P.A. 2009. Red List of South African Plants. Strelitzia 25. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

Van Wyk, B.E. 1991. A synopsis of the genus Lotononis (Fabaceae: Crotalarieae). Contributions from the Bolus Herbarium 14:1-292.


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