Scientific nameThis is a yellow flowered shrub with needle-shaped leaves, flowering June to January. They occur in disturbed areas and some species proliferate after fire. Species from this genus occur in sandy, rocky, loamy and sandstone soils.
Seeds of Lebeckia must germinate readily after scarification.
As Lebeckia species are not usually cultivated, details on growing them are unavailable. However, the conditions will likely be similar to those used for other fynbos legumes that are presently in cultivation, e.g. Aspalathus, Liparia and Podalyria. These are largely grown in well-drained soil and need water during winter in summer-rainfall areas.
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Conservation status: Endangered
This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.
Lebeckia plukenetiana is indigenous to: Cape Flats Sand Fynbos