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  1. Family: Polygalaceae Hoffmanns. & Link
    1. Genus: Polygala Tourn. ex L.
      1. Polygala guineensis Willd.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa.

    [FWTA]

    Polygalaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

    Habit
    Erect glabrous annual, forking, with striate stems, up to 2 or 3 ft. high
    Flowers
    Flowers 4–5 mm. long
    Calyx
    Sepals greenish
    Corolla
    Corolla lilac to red.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burkina, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Togo

    Other Data

    Polygala guineensis Willd. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1972 Geerling, C. [1362], Côte d'Ivoire K000453341
    Dalziel, J.M. [128], Ghana K000453344
    Dalziel, J.M. [128], Ghana K000453345
    Adams, C.D. [4415], Ghana K000453350
    Adams, C.D. [3422], Ghana K000453354
    Adams, C.D. [4011], Ghana K000453355
    Morton, J.K. [2695], Ghana K000453343
    Morton, J.K. [3291], Ghana K000453351
    Morton, J.K. [903], Ghana K000453352
    Morton, J.K. [25175], Ghana K000453353
    Oldeman, R.A.A. [340], Côte d'Ivoire K000453340
    Warnecke [225], Togo K000453357
    Rose Innes, R. [30120], Ghana K000453356
    Barter, C. [1556], Nigeria K000453358
    Irvine, F.R. [1762], Ghana K000453346
    Irvine, F.R. [459], Ghana K000453347
    Ansell [223], Ghana K000453348
    Ansell [s.n.], Ghana K000453349
    Chevalier, A.J.B. [22168], Côte d'Ivoire K000453342

    Bibliography

    First published in Sp. Pl., ed. 4, 3: 882 (1802)

    Accepted by

    • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
    • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • Chev. Fl. Viv. 1: 271.
    • Chodat Monogr. Polygal. 371
    • —F.T.A. 1: 132

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
    • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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