Polygala welwitschii Chodat
subsp. pygmaea (G├╝rke) Paiva

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Polygala welwitschii subsp. pygmaea

Sandy margin of riverside and dambo
Mumbuluma area
Mar 2019
Photo: Nick Wightman

Polygala welwitschii subsp. pygmaea

Sandy margin of riverside and dambo
Mumbuluma area
Mar 2019
Photo: Nick Wightman

Polygala welwitschii subsp. pygmaea

Sandy margin of riverside and dambo
Mumbuluma area
Mar 2019
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Polygala pygmaea Gürke
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Very small tufted annual, usually less than 12 cm tall. Leaves linear-elliptic, up to 60 mm long, hairless or minutely pubescent. Flowers pinkish, lilac or white in congested racemes overtopped by the leaves. Capsule up to c. 2.5 mm in diameter, almost round, hairless.
Type location:
Tanzania
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: welwitschii: named after the Austrian botanist, Friedrich Martin Welwitsch (1806-1872); pygmaea: very small, dwarf
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca):
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,C,S,W
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Content last updated: Tuesday 14 May 2019
Literature:

Exell, A.W. (1960). Polygalaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Page 323. As Polygala pygmaea (Includes a picture).

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 68.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Polygala welwitschii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Polygala welwitschii
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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 welwitschii subsp. pygmaea.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133930, retrieved 23 July 2019

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