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  1. Family: Polygalaceae Hoffmanns. & Link
    1. Genus: Polygala Tourn. ex L.
      1. Polygala multifurcata Mildbr.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

    Polygalaceae, Jorge Paiva. Flora of Tropical East Africa, 2007

    Type
    Type: Tanzania, Iringa District: Ngololo, Lepembe, Schlieben 701 (B†, holo.; BM!, lecto., M!, isolecto.)
    Habit
    Perennial herb
    Stem
    Stems 20–35 cm long, simple or few-branched, grooved, 4angled, sometimes narrowly winged when young, glabrous, shortly and sparsely pubescent when young
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, shortly petiolate, oblong-elliptic, oblongobovate or obovate, 10–20 × 5–10 mm, rounded to obtuse, subcuneate, glabrous
    Flowers
    Flowers pink, in lateral lax few-flowered racemes up to 10–15 cm long; rachis flexuous, winged, glabrous; bracts linear-lanceolate, 1–2 mm long, caducous; bracteoles linear-lanceolate, 0.8–1 mm long, caducous; pedicels 3–4 mm
    Calyx
    Posterior sepal keel-shaped, 3 × 1–1.5 mm, glabrous; wing sepals broadly elliptic, 5 × 3.5 mm, greenish with green veins, glabrous; anterior sepals keel-shaped, 2 × 1–1.5 mm, glabrous, connate
    Corolla
    Upper petals obliquely obovate, 4–4.5 × 4 mm; carina 4 × 2 mm; crest 1 mm long, fimbriate
    Stamens
    Stamens 8
    Fruits
    Capsule oblong-elliptic in outline, 4 mm 3–3.5 mm, bilobed, narrowly winged, glabrous
    Seeds
    Seeds subcylindric, 3 × 1–1.5 mm, sericeous-pubescent; caruncle subglobose, 1 mm long, almost without membranous appendages.
    Ecology
    Weed in plantations surrounded by rain forest, montane forest with grassy glades and swamps; 1800–2200 m
    Distribution
    Flora districts: T7 not known elsewhere

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Other Data

    Polygala multifurcata Mildbr. appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 12: 708 (1935)

    Accepted by

    • Paiva, j. (2007). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Polygalaceae: 1-60.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Paiva, j. (2007). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Polygalaceae: 1-60.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Fontqueria 50: 224 (1998).
    • N.B.G.B. 12: 708 (1935)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    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