Eleocharis lepta C.B.Clarke



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Scirpus lepta (C.B.Clarke) Levyns


Conservation Status

Extinct (Humphreys et al., 2019)

Last record: 1897

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Cape Peninsula, Cape Province, South Africa


Biology & Ecology










Adamson, R.S. and Salter, T.M. (eds). 1950. Flora of the Cape Peninsula. pp. 889. Juta, Cape Town.

Bolus, H. and Wolley-Dod, A.H. 1904. A list of the flowering plants and ferns of the Cape Peninsula, with notes on some of the critical species. Transactions of the South African Philosophical Society 14(207-373).

Contu, S. 2013. Eleocharis lepta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T44393322A44400658. Downloaded on 27 December 2015.

Helme, N.A. and Trinder-Smith, T.H. 2006. The endemic flora of the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 72(2): 205-210.

Humphreys, Aelys M., Govaerts, Rafaël, Ficinski, Sarah Z., Lughadha, Eimear Nic and Vorontsova, Maria S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Supplementary Dataset 1]

WCSP (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet;


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