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

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Annual herb branched from the base, up to 18 cm. tall; stems crisped-pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves 15–25 x 5–8 mm., narrowly elliptic, sparsely crisped-pubescent or glabrous, mucronate at the apex.
    Flowers
    Flowers greenish, pedicels 1 mm. long, in short, lateral racemes 1.5–3 cm. long, rhachis crisped-pubescent with deciduous bracts and bracteoles 1 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Posterior sepal 2 mm. long, including an apical mucro 0.7 mm. long; wing sepals 4 x 2 mm., greenish, narrowly elliptic, glabrous; anterior sepals 1.5 mm. long, free.
    Fruits
    Capsule 2.5–3 x 3 mm., glabrous, with winged margin about 0.3 mm, broad.
    Seeds
    Seeds 1.2 x 1.2 mm. (2 mm. long including caruncle), subglobose, sericeous; caruncular appendages about 1/4 the length of the seed or less.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique

    Other Data

    Polygala limae Exell appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 31: 5 (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