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  1. Family: Polygalaceae Hoffmanns. & Link
    1. Genus: Polygala Tourn. ex L.
      1. Polygala rehmannii Chodat

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Zimbabwe to S. Africa.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial 10–30 cm. tall with a woody rootstock; stems glabrous or nearly so, slightly winged.
    Leaves
    Leaves 10–25 x 1.5–4 mm., linear-lanceolate or linear-elliptic, sometimes suborbicular towards the base of the stem, glabrous, usually rounded at the apex, but sometimes acute, mucronate.
    Flowers
    Flowers blue or greenish-blue, pedicels 1.5–2.5 mm. long, in terminal or lateral racemes usually 3–7 cm. long, occasionally longer, with glabrous rhachis, small caducous bracts 1 mm. long and bracteoles 0.5 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Posterior sepal 3 mm. long; wing sepals 6–8 x 3–4 mm., elliptic, glabrous; anterior sepals connate, 2 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Upper petals comparatively large, 6 x 5 mm., obovate, unguiculate; carina 7 x 2.5 mm., crest 1.5 long.
    Fruits
    Capsule 7.5 x 4.5 mm., oblong-elliptic, marginal wing very narrow.
    Seeds
    Seeds 5 x 2 mm., elliptic, with very dense, white, silky indumentum; caruncle well developed but appendages minute.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

    Other Data

    Polygala rehmannii Chodat appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Mém. Soc. Phys. Genève 31(2: 2): 362 (1893)

    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.
    • 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
    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