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  1. Family: Polygalaceae Hoffmanns. & Link
    1. Genus: Polygala Tourn. ex L.
      1. Polygala rarifolia DC.

        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 with slender glabrous branches, sometimes reaching 8–9 ft. in helght
    Flowers
    Flowers deep blue.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Polygala rarifolia DC. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mar 1, 2000 Sharland, R.E. [1445], Nigeria K000453374
    Mar 1, 2000 Sharland, R.E. [1445], Nigeria K000453375
    Dec 14, 1964 Morton, J.K. [4], Sierra Leone K000453367
    Dec 14, 1964 Morton, J.K. [59], Sierra Leone K000453368
    Morton [1979], Sierra Leone K000453364
    Deighton, F.C. [6093], Sierra Leone K000453365
    Adames, P. [455], Sierra Leone K000453372
    Morton, J.K. [3593], Ghana K000453373
    Scott Elliot, G.F. [4049], Sierra Leone K000453362
    Farmar, l. [145], Guinea K000453361
    Pobéguin, M. [777], Guinea K000453359
    Cole, N.H.A. [131], Sierra Leone K000453369
    Cole, N.H.A. [131], Sierra Leone K000453370
    Cole, N.H.A. [131], Sierra Leone K000453371
    Scaetta, H. [3256], Guinea K000453360
    Collenette, G.N. [73], Guinea K000453363
    Harvet, M.J. [60], Sierra Leone K000453366

    Bibliography

    First published in Prodr. 1: 332 (1824)

    Accepted by

    • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
    • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Diniz, M.A. & Pinto-Basto, M.F. (2006). Check-list da flora vascular do parque natural das Lagos de Cufada (Guiné-Bissau) Garcia de Orta, Série de Botânica 17: 97-141.
    • 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.
    • 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: 272.
    • Chodat Monogr. Polygal. 367
    • —F.T.A. 1: 132

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
    • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Diniz, M.A. & Pinto-Basto, M.F. (2006). Check-list da flora vascular do parque natural das Lagos de Cufada (Guiné-Bissau) Garcia de Orta, Série de Botânica 17: 97-141.
    • 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.

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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