Polygala baumii G├╝rke

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Polygala baumii

Habit
Degraded miombo woodland on Kalahari sand
Walubita Village, Namaloba, Kaoma Distr.
Mar 2021
Photo: Nick Wightman

Polygala baumii

Flower
Degraded miombo woodland on Kalahari sand
Walubita Village, Namaloba, Kaoma Distr.
Mar 2021
Photo: Nick Wightman

Polygala baumii

Flower
Degraded miombo woodland on Kalahari sand
Walubita Village, Namaloba, Kaoma Distr.
Mar 2021
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Shrublet up to 40 cm tall of ericoid appearance with glabrous, slightly winged stems; leaves8-15 x 0.5-2 mm, linear to very narrowly oblanceolate, glabrous, apex often hooked or barbed, margin slightly incurved; inflorescence in dense subcapitate lateral racemes c. 2 cm in diameter; flowers greenish or yellowish with blue crest; posterior sepal 3-3.5 mm long; wing sepals 7-10 x 5-5.5 mm, obliquely ovate-elliptic and ciliolate on the margins; anterior sepals 2.5-3 mm long, connate (fused); upper petals 4 x 2.5 mm, obovate-cuneate, contorted; carina 6 x 2 mm, crest 2-2.5 mm long; capsule 4.5 x 2.5 mm, oblong-elliptic, glabrous, with narrowly winged margins; seeds 2.8-3 x 1.2-1.7 mm, ellipsoid with white silky hairs; caruncle 1 mm long with small appendages.
Type location:
Angola
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: baumii: after Hugo Baum (1866-1950), German botanist and horticulturalist who participated in expeditions along the Cunene and Zambezi rivers where he made many collections.
Habitat: Brachystegia and Kalahari woodlands, wooded grassland with shrubs
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Feb - Jul
Worldwide distribution: Angola and Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,C
Growth form(s): Perennial, shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Content last updated: Monday 17 May 2021
Literature:

Exell, A.W. (1960). Polygalaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Page 335. (Includes a picture).

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Polygala baumii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Polygala baumii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Polygala baumii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Polygala baumii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Polygala baumii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Polygala baumii
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Polygala baumii
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Polygala baumii
JSTOR Plant Science: Polygala baumii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Polygala baumii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Polygala baumii
Plants of the World Online: Polygala baumii
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Wikipedia: Polygala baumii


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Polygala baumii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=193360, retrieved 13 June 2021

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