Polygala africana Chodat

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Polygala africana

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Domboshawa

Polygala africana

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Cleveland Dam, Harare

Polygala africana

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Cleveland Dam, Harare

Polygala africana

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Besna Kobila farm, Matobo

Polygala africana

Picture: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila farm, Matobo

Polygala africana

Picture: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila farm, Matobo

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Synonyms: Polygala capillaris E. Mey. ex Harv.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small branched annual herb, normally less than 15 cm. Leaves linear to filiform, up to 5 mm. Flower in dense terminal racemes, pink. Fruit a small capsule, c. 1.2 mm in diameter.
Type location:
Angola
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: africana: African
Habitat: In boggy grassland and in seepage zones over rocks
Altitude range: Up to 1700 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, South Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,Mc,S,W
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Endemic status:
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Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 95.

Exell, A.W. (1960). Polygalaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 328 - 329.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 67.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 84.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Polygala africana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Polygala africana
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Polygala africana.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133670, retrieved 24 March 2019

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