Largestipule leather-root (Orbexilum stipulatum) (upcoming, arrives in update 2.1.0) Edit
- Height: 1 block
- Spreads near water
- Time: Recent
- Native biome(s): None (obtain from fossils)
- Edible to herbivores
Also known as the Falls-of-the-Ohio scurfpea, the largestipule leather-root (Orbexilum stipulatum) is a presumed extinct flowering plant in the bean family Fabaceae, that was endemic to Rock Island in the Falls of the Ohio national conservation area in Kentucky, USA. Its habitat consisted of rocky limestone outcrops at an area of rapids in the Ohio River.
No live individuals have been found since 1881, and the species is therefore thought to be extinct. The plant is thought to have depended on the annual migrations of the American bison to spread its seeds, and the historical near-eradication of these bison is thought to have been a major factor in its extinction. The final nail in this plant's coffin came during the 1920s, when the the creation of US Dam 21 flooded Rock Island and its associated rapids.