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  1. Family: Polygalaceae Hoffmanns. & Link
    1. Genus: Polygala Tourn. ex L.
      1. Polygala filicaulis Baill.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Madagascar.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Annual herb up to 40 cm. tall with slender, wiry or filiform, glabrous stems.
    Leaves
    Leaves 5–12 x 0.5–1 mm., linear, with needle-like tips.
    Flowers
    Flowers small, purplish, pedicels very short, in terminal, congested racemes 2–5 cm. long with glabrous rhachis and very small, caducous bracts and bracteoles.
    Calyx
    Posterior sepal 1.2 mm. long; wing sepals 1.8–2.2 x 0.6–0.9 mm., elliptic to broadly elliptic; anterior sepals 1 mm. long, free.
    Corolla
    Upper petals 0.6 mm. long; carina 1 x 0.8 mm., crest 0.5 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Capsule 1 x 0.8 mm.
    Seeds
    Seeds 0.8 x 0.5 mm., ellipsoid, with a few minute white hairs and no caruncle.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Madagascar

    Recorded in error in:

    Mozambique

    Other Data

    Polygala filicaulis Baill. appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Paris 1: 608 (1886)

    Accepted by

    • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1966). Flora Zambesiaca 2(2): 353-653. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1960). Flora Zambesiaca 1(1): 1-336. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1966). Flora Zambesiaca 2(2): 353-653. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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