Polygala albida Schinz
subsp. albida

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Polygala albida subsp. albida

Picture: Bart Wursten
Nr Cheshire Cottage, N of Troutbeck, Nyanga

Polygala albida subsp. albida

Picture: Bart Wursten
Nr Cheshire Cottage, N of Troutbeck, Nyanga

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Common names:
Status: Native
Erect annual herb. Stems with short hairs. Leaves linear to narrowly elliptic. Flowers in dense terminal and lateral racemes, white, green or pale pink.
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: albida: white
Habitat: In woodland and wooded grassland, along roadsides and as a weed of cultivation.
Altitude range: Up to 2020 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Namibia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca):
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,Lk,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Exell, A.W. (1960). Polygalaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 320 - 322. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 92.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 221. as Polygala albida

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Flora of Botswana: Polygala albida subsp. albida
Flora of Caprivi: Polygala albida subsp. albida
Flora of Mozambique: Polygala albida subsp. albida
Flora of Zimbabwe: Polygala albida subsp. albida

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Polygala albida
African Plant Database: Polygala albida
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Polygala albida
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Polygala albida
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Polygala albida
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Polygala albida
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Polygala albida
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Polygala albida
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Polygala albida
Ispot Southern Africa: Polygala albida
JSTOR Plant Science: Polygala albida
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Polygala albida
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Polygala albida
The Plant List (version 1.1): Polygala albida
Tropicos: Polygala albida

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 albida subsp. albida.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133680, retrieved 23 May 2019

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