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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Mozambique.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb or shrublet with slender patent-pubescent stems.
    Leaves
    Leaves 10–35 x 6–16 mm., elliptic or broadly elliptic, pubescent, nerves almost inconspicuous, apex somewhat acute, rounded or slightly emarginate, mucronulate, base acute or slightly rounded.
    Flowers
    Flowers violet, pedicels 1.5 mm. long, in lateral 1–5-flowered racemes 1.5 cm. long.
    Calyx
    Posterior sepal 2.5 mm. long; wing sepals 6 x 3 mm., greenish, obliquely elliptic, apex apiculate, margin ciliolate; anterior sepals 2 mm. long, free.
    Corolla
    Upper petals 3.5 x 3 mm., obovate; carina 4 x 1.5 mm., crest 2 mm. long, purple.
    Stamens
    Stamens 8.
    Style
    Style 4 mm. long, apex geniculate.
    Fruits
    Capsule 5 x 5.5 mm., suborbicular in outline, glabrous, emarginate at the apex, margin narrowly winged, 0.5 mm. broad.
    Seeds
    Seeds 3 x 2 mm., broadly ovoid, sericeous-pubescent; caruncular appendages 1 mm. long.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique

    Other Data

    Polygala francisci Exell appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 31: 7 (1957)

    Accepted by

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

    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