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  1. Family: Polygalaceae Hoffmanns. & Link
    1. Genus: Polygala Tourn. ex L.
      1. Polygala multiflora Poir.

        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, branched herb to 6 ft. high
    Flowers
    Flowers blue or purple.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Burkina, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Polygala multiflora Poir. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dec 1, 2000 Cheke, R.A. [50], Côte d'Ivoire K000452343
    Jan 1, 1987 Breteler, F.J. [5370], Côte d'Ivoire K000452344
    Dec 1, 1974 Sierra Leone K000231580
    Nov 25, 1968 Hall, J.B. [493], Nigeria K000452348
    Mar 14, 1966 Morton, J.K. [2487], Sierra Leone K000452324
    Jan 1, 1965 Morton, J.K. [1513], Sierra Leone K000452323
    Dec 14, 1964 Morton, J.K. [3], Sierra Leone K000452329
    Jan 1, 1963 Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [4622], Liberia K000452338
    Jan 1, 1959 Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [1966], Côte d'Ivoire K000452345
    Melville, F.A. [507], Sierra Leone K000452327
    Melville, F.A. [94], Sierra Leone K000452328
    Harley, W.J. [1369], Liberia K000452339
    Adams, P. [423], Liberia K000452341
    Adams, P. [423], Liberia K000452342
    Hall, J.B. [777], Ghana K000452346
    Broadbent, J.A. [86], Senegal K000452316
    Pobéguin, M. [334], Guinea K000452335
    Marmo, V. [112], Sierra Leone K000452325
    Marmo, V. [112], Sierra Leone K000452326
    Espirito Santo, J. [2696], Guinea-Bissau K000452331
    Espirito Santo, J. [3057], Guinea-Bissau K000452332
    Fox, R.H. [178], Gambia K000452320
    Ruxton, J.P. [51], Gambia K000452321
    Ruxton, J.P. [56], Gambia K000452322
    Innes, R.R. [31334], Ghana K000452347
    Hayes, T.R. [569], Gambia K000452319
    Lawlor, D.W. [76], Nigeria K000452349
    Guerra, J.A. [3821], Guinea-Bissau K000452330
    Baldwin, J.T. Jr. [9782], Guinea K000452336
    Baldwin, J.T. Jr. [13292], Guinea K000452337
    Chevalier, A.J.B. [2529], Mali K000452333
    Chevalier, A.J.B. [18549], Guinea K000452334
    Lykke, A.M. [478], Senegal K000452318
    Adam, J.-.G. [21463], Liberia K000452340

    Bibliography

    First published in J.B.A.M.de Lamarck, Encycl. 5: 497 (1804)

    Accepted by

    • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
    • Jones, M. (1991). A checklist of Gambian plants: 1-33. Michael Jones, The Gambia College.
    • 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.
    • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
    • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. 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: 267.
    • —F.T.A. 1: 127

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
    • Jones, M. (1991). A checklist of Gambian plants: 1-33. Michael Jones, The Gambia College.
    • 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.
    • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
    • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. 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
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    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