Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Lessertia
Family: Fabaceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
frutescens
NOTES

A shrublet to about 1 m with compound, imparipinate leaves and oblong greyish-green leaflets. The minute wing petals are hidden within the calyx and the pods are inflated, papery and glabrous.


AUTHORITY
(L.) Goldblatt & J.C.Manning
Sub Author
Conservation
Uncommon
Habit
Shrub
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Bright red flowers
Colour: Red
Common Name
Balloon pea
Kankerbos
Blaasertjie
Sutherlandia
Habitat
NOTES: Riverside Found along the river bank up the Geelhout
HABITAT NAME: Riverside
Uses
Cancer treatment
Widely used as a treatment for cancer and sold commercially
Diabetes treatment
Used to treat high blood sugar levels and sold commercially
Stomach problems
Unspecified use
Medicinal use
Also used traditionally for a variety of other problems
Tonics
Leaves are used
Months
August
December
July
November
October
September
Synonyms for Species
Sutherlandia frutescens



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