Liparia hirsuta Thunb.


Family: Leguminosae

Genus: Liparia

Description: 

Yellow flowers.

From Bot. Reg. Our plant was about 3 feet high; stem about the thickness of a large pen, with many divided slender pliant branches surrounding it at a point high above the root, and where the silky white pubescence is conspicuously thicker and longer...

History: 

Native to South Africa and introduced in 1792.

Name not listed in PlantList. Tropicos and IPNI list publication in Prodr. Pl. Cap. 124 in 1800 and show Liparia hirsuta Moench published in 1802 which would make it a later homonym. ARS-GRIN lists only L. hirsuta Thunb. as the accepted name and basionym of Priestleya hirsuta (Thunb.) DC.

Also published in Bot. Reg. 1: 8 in 1815.

First published in Prodr. Pl. Cap. 124 in 1800. From Bot. Reg. It is a native of the Cape of Good Hope, and was introduced by Mr. Masson in 1792... The Liparia hirsuta of Moench's work, above quoted, is a very different species... the Liparia hirsuta of which is Thunberg's and the present plant. So that a new name remains to be adopted for Moench's species...

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