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  1. Family: Polygalaceae Hoffmanns. & Link
    1. Genus: Polygala Tourn. ex L.
      1. Polygala producta N.E.Br.

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrublet (or sometimes an annual herb ?) up to 1.5 m. tall with slender, minutely crisped-pubescent, slightly winged stems.
    Leaves
    Leaves 10–30 x 1–5.5 mm., linear to lorate, usually sparsely minutely hairy, somewhat scabrid on the edges and upper surface, rounded or subacute at the apex, and usually mucronate.
    Flowers
    Flowers pink or purple, pedicels 2.5–3.5 mm. long, in elongated terminal racemes up to 20 cm. long with minutely pubescent or almost glabrous rhachis, small caducous bracts 0.8 mm. long and bracteoles 0.5 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Posterior sepal 2 mm. long; wing sepals 4.5–5 x 2.5–3 mm., obliquely ovate, glabrous except for minute cilia round the margin; anterior sepals 1.5 mm. long, connate.
    Corolla
    Upper petals 4 x 2 mm., irregularly obovate-spathulate; carina 4 x 1.8 mm., crest 1.5 mm. long.
    Stamens
    Stamens 8.
    Fruits
    Capsule 5 x 4 mm., broadly elliptic, glabrous, marginal wing very narrow.
    Seeds
    Seeds 3 x 1.8 mm., oblong-elliptic; caruncle 0.8 mm. long, appendages very small or absent.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

    Other Data

    Polygala producta N.E.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1977 Galpin, E.E. [844], South Africa K000231801 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 1977 Rehmann, A. [4565], South Africa K000231802 Unknown type material

    Bibliography

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1895: 142 (1895)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E., Smith, G.F. & Paiva, J. (2013). A checklist of Polygala (Polygalaceae) in the Flora of Southern Africa region with notes on types Phytotaxa 155: 1-22.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Flora Zambesiaca 3(1): 1-153. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1960). Flora Zambesiaca 1(1): 1-336. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Figueiredo, E., Smith, G.F. & Paiva, J. (2013). A checklist of Polygala (Polygalaceae) in the Flora of Southern Africa region with notes on types Phytotaxa 155: 1-22.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1960). Flora Zambesiaca 1(1): 1-336. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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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.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/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

    Plants and People Africa
    Common Names from Plants and People Africa http://www.plantsandpeopleafrica.com/
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