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  1. Family: Polygalaceae Hoffmanns. & Link
    1. Genus: Polygala Tourn. ex L.
      1. Polygala bakeriana Chodat

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Uganda to Zambia.

    [FTEA]

    Polygalaceae, Jorge Paiva. Flora of Tropical East Africa, 2007

    Type
    Type: Burundi, Scott Elliot 8252 (B†, holo.; BM!, lecto.; BR!, K!, isolecto.)
    Habit
    Shrublet or perennial herb, 20–60 cm tall
    Stem
    Stems simple or ± branched, pubescent
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, shortly petiolate (petiole 0.5–1 mm), linear to oblong-lanceolate, 1.5–7 × 0.2–1 cm, rounded to acute, base cuneate, ± revolute when dried, pubescent to glabrescent
    Flowers
    Flowers purple, lilac to pinkish, brownish when dried, in many-flowered, terminal racemes, branched at the base, 3–10 cm long, rachis pubescent; bracts lanceolate, 1.5–2 mm long, subacute, persistent; bracteoles ovate, 1.2–1.8(–2) mm long, persistent; pedicels 5–7 mm, slender, pubescent
    Calyx
    Posterior sepal keel-shaped, 3–4 × 1.2–1.5 mm; wing sepals obliquely suborbicular, 6.5–8 mm in diameter; anterior sepals keel-shaped, 3–4 × 2–2.5 mm, free
    Corolla
    Upper petals obliquely elliptic, 4–5.5 × 1.5–2.5 mm; carina 7–8 mm long; crest 3–4 mm long, fimbriate
    Stamens
    Stamens 8
    Fruits
    Capsule obovate in outline, 4–6 × 3–4 mm, brownish when dried, very narrowly winged, wing 0.2 mm wide, brownish-dull, ciliate
    Seeds
    Seeds cylindric, 3–3.5 × 1–1.3 mm, with white silky hairs, 0.5 mm long; caruncle subsymmetric, kidney-shaped, up to 0.8 mm long, with three scarcely developed appendages
    Figures
    Fig 7: 2, p 14
    Ecology
    Open woodland and grassland; 1000–2200 m
    Distribution
    Flora districts: U2 T1 T4 Range: Congo-Kinshasa, Burundi and Rwanda

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

    Other Data

    Polygala bakeriana Chodat appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1975 Scott Elliot, G.F. [8252], Congo K000231573 Unknown type material
    Bidgood, S. [5558], Tanzania K000468866

    Bibliography

    First published in J. Bot. 34: 199 (1896)

    Accepted by

    • Paiva, j. (2007). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Polygalaceae: 1-60.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
    • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.
    • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Paiva, j. (2007). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Polygalaceae: 1-60.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
    • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.
    • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Fontqueria 50: 203, t. 38/d (1998).
    • F.C.B. 7: 263, t. 28 (1958)
    • J.B. 34: 199 (1896)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0