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  1. Family: Polygalaceae Hoffmanns. & Link
    1. Genus: Polygala Tourn. ex L.
      1. Polygala dewevrei Exell

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Angola to DR Congo.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Much branched annual herb up to 60 cm. tall with slender, glabrous or almost glabrous stems.
    Leaves
    Leaves 10–20 x 0.3–1 mm., linear to almost acicular, with incurved margins.
    Flowers
    Flowers yellowish-green and blue, pedicels 2–3 mm. long, in subcapitate, lateral racemes about 1 cm. in diam. with glabrous rhachis and small caducous bracts and bracteoles c. 1 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Posterior sepal 1.5 mm. long; wing sepals 4–5 x 2–2.5 mm., obliquely elliptic, acute at the apex, glabrous; anterior sepals 1.2 mm. long, connate.
    Corolla
    Upper petals 1.8 x 1 mm., broadly oblong; carina 4.5 x 2 mm., crest 1.5 mm. long.
    Androecium
    Stamens 6 fertile and 2 staminodes.
    Fruits
    Capsule 2–2.5 x 1.8–2 mm., suborbicular in outline, glabrous, marginal wing 0.5 mm. broad.
    Seeds
    Seeds (somewhat immature) 1.5 x 0.8 mm., ellipsoid, with white, silky hairs; caruncle 0.5 mm. long, appendages scarcely developed.
    Note
    (Capsule and seeds described from Angolan material).

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Zambia, Zaïre

    Other Data

    Polygala dewevrei Exell appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in J. Bot. 70: 186 (1932)

    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.
    • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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