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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Angola to W. Zimbabwe and Namibia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial with woody rootstock sending up annual shoots; stems densely patent-pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves 5–30 x 2–7 mm., narrowly oblong-elliptic to narrowly elliptic or occasionally almost suborbicular near the base of the stem, pubescent, blunt at the apex.
    Flowers
    Flowers pinkish or mauve, pedicels 2 mm. long, in terminal racemes up to 12 cm. long with patent-pubescent rhachis and small, pubescent, scarious or subscarious caducous bracts 1.5–2 mm. long and bracteoles 0.8–1 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Posterior sepal 2 mm. long; wing sepals 4–4.5 x 2.5 mm., obliquely elliptic, glabrous; anterior sepals 1.5 mm. long, connate.
    Corolla
    Upper petals 2.5 x 2 mm., irregularly obovate; carina 3.5 mm. long, crest 1.5 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Capsule 6–7 x 3–4.5 mm., oblong-elliptic, ciliolate on the margins, apical lobes rounded, marginal wing very narrow except at the apex.
    Seeds
    Seeds 4 x 1.2 mm., cylindric, with a very dense white silky indumentum; caruncular appendages minute.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Polygala schinziana Chodat appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1977 Burchell [2351], South Africa K000231793 holotype
    Jan 1, 1977 Baum, H. [587], Angola K000231691

    Bibliography

    First published in Mém. Soc. Phys. Genève 31(2: 2): 364 (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.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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.) (1961). Flora Zambesiaca 1(2): 337-581. 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.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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.) (1961). Flora Zambesiaca 1(2): 337-581. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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.
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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