Polygala exelliana Troupin

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Common names:
Status: Native
Type location:
DRC, Katanga
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Submontane grassland, marshes, along stream sides and margins of forest.
Altitude range: Up to 1640 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,Mc
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Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 66 - 67. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 227.

Exell, A.W. (1960). Polygalaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Page 320. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Polygala exelliana

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Polygala exelliana
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Polygala exelliana
Plants of the World Online: Polygala exelliana
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Wikipedia: Polygala exelliana

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Polygala exelliana.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=193400, retrieved 2 March 2024

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