Aspalathus cordata (L.) R.Dahlgren

Family: Leguminosae

Genus: Aspalathus

Category: Shrub

Size: To 30" tall


Erect shrub. Simple leaves with prominent margins. Terminal flowers, yellow.

From Bot Repos. (Borbonia cordata) This plant, as well as most of the genus, are subject to lose their leaves from the lower part of the stem, which gives it rather a naked appearance when not in flower; but that is amply compensated by the very handsome appearance of its magnificent bunch of yellow blossoms. It grows to the height of three or four feet, producing but few branches.


Published in Opera Bot. 9: #1, 210, 275 in 1963.

Basionym Borbonia cordata L.

Native to South Africa.

From Bot Repos. (Borbonia cordata) Mr. Colville, nurseryman, of the King's Road, Chelsea; who informs him that he raised it about the year 1795, from seeds which he had received from the Cape of Good Hope.

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