Lebeckia contaminata (L.) Thunb.

Family: Leguminosae

Genus: Lebeckia

Category: Shrub


Sprawling habit. Leaves have an indentation near the middle. Pods with stalks, light pink seeds with a rough surface. Small yellow flowers.


Published in Nov. Gen. Pl. (Thunberg) 10: 140 in 1800.

Native to South Africa.

Also published in Bot. Reg. 2: 104 in 1816.

From Bot. Reg. ... known in our collections from 1788, when it was introduced by Mr. Masson from the Cape of Good Hope.

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