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  1. Family: Polygalaceae Hoffmanns. & Link
    1. Genus: Polygala Tourn. ex L.
      1. Polygala baumii Gürke

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

    [FZ]

    Polygalaceae, A. W. Exell. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

    Habit
    Shrublet up to 30–40 cm. tall of ericoid appearance with glabrous, slightly winged stems.
    Leaves
    Leaves 8–15 x 0.5–2 mm., linear to very narrowly oblanceolate, glabrous, apex often uncinate, margin usually incurved.
    Flowers
    Flowers greenish or yellowish with blue crest, pedicels up to 3 mm. long, in dense, subcapitate, lateral racemes about 2 cm. in diam., with glabrous rhachis, bracts 1.5–2 mm. long and bracteoles 1 mm. long, persistent for a time then caducous.
    Calyx
    Posterior sepal 3–3.5 mm. long; wing sepals 7–10 x 5–5.5 mm., obliquely ovate-elliptic, ciliolate on the margin; anterior sepals 2.5–3 mm. long, connate.
    Corolla
    Upper petals 4 x 2.5 mm., obovate-cuneate, contorted; carina 6 x 2 mm., crest 2–2.5 mm. long.
    Androecium
    Stamens 6 fertile with 2 staminodes.
    Fruits
    Capsule 4.5 x 2.5 mm., oblong-elliptic, glabrous, with very narrowly winged margin.
    Seeds
    Seeds 2.8–3 x 1.2–1.7 mm., ellipsoid, with white, silky hairs; caruncle 1 mm. long with small appendages.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Zambia

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Polygala baumii Gürke appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1977 Baum, H. [815], Angola K000231683

    Bibliography

    First published in O.Warburg (ed.), Kunene-Sambesi Exped.: 276 (1903)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1960). Flora Zambesiaca 1(1): 1-336. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1960). Flora Zambesiaca 1(1): 1-336. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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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