Polygala capillaris E. Mey.

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Polygala capillaris

Picture: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Polygala capillaris

Picture: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Polygala capillaris

Picture: Bart Wursten
SRGH

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Status: Native
Description:
Annual herb with wiry hairless stems, up to 50 cm. Leaves linear, 3-7 mm long. Flowers greenish-white or pale purplish in elongated terminal racemes up to 6 cm long. Capsule c. 1.5 × 1.2 mm, hairless.
Type location:
South Africa
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Habitat: In wet areas.
Altitude range: Up to 1600 m
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa as far as the Eastern Cape.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): S,W
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Literature:

Exell, A.W. (1960). Polygalaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Page 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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 93.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Polygala capillaris
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JSTOR Plant Science: Polygala capillaris
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Polygala capillaris
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Polygala capillaris
The Plant List (version 1.1): Polygala capillaris
Tropicos: Polygala capillaris


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 capillaris.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133700, retrieved 19 June 2019

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