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  1. Family: Polygalaceae Hoffmanns. & Link
    1. Genus: Polygala Tourn. ex L.
      1. Polygala engleriana Buscal. & Muschl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. DR Congo to Zambia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Annual 0.5–0.8 m. tall; stems pubescent at first becoming nearly glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves poorly developed, 10–25 x 0.5–1 mm., linear to almost acicular, occasionally pubescent, but usually glabrous, with needle-like points.
    Flowers
    Flowers pale to deep blue, densely pubescent, pedicels 4–5 mm. long, in terminal racemes usually not more than about 10 cm. long, inflorescence often considerably branched, rhachis patent-pubescent; bracts 2.5 mm. long; bracteoles 1.5 mm. long, persistent.
    Calyx
    Posterior sepal 3 mm. long; wing sepals 9–11 x 5–6 mm., obliquely elliptic; anterior sepals 2.5 mm. long, free.
    Corolla
    Upper petals 6.5 x 3.5 mm., irregularly oblong-elliptic, lobed at one side; carina 9 x 3.5 mm., minutely ciliate on the upper margins, crest attached by a very broad base, 5 mm. long.
    Stamens
    Stamens 8.
    Note
    Neither capsules nor seeds seen.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zambia, Zaïre

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Polygala engleriana Buscal. & Muschl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 49: 476 (1913)

    Not accepted by

    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1960). Flora Zambesiaca 1(1): 1-336. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Polygala friesii.]

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1960). Flora Zambesiaca 1(1): 1-336. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    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