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  1. Family: Polygalaceae Hoffmanns. & Link
    1. Genus: Polygala Tourn. ex L.
      1. Polygala torrei Exell

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Mozambique.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb with slender stems about 25 cm. tall, arched-ascending from a woody base, crisped-puberulous.
    Leaves
    Leaves 10–35 x 2.5–6 mm., narrowly elliptic or narrowly lanceolate, almost glabrous, apex acute, mucronate, margin slightly incurved, narrowed towards the base, base obtuse usually unequal.
    Flowers
    Flowers greenish, pedicels 2.5–3.5 mm. long, in lateral 2–5-flowered racemes 1–1.5 cm. long.
    Calyx
    Posterior sepal 2.5 mm. long; wing sepals 5–5.5 x 2.5–3 mm., greenish, obliquely elliptic, minutely puberulous, apiculate at the apex; anterior sepals 2.5 mm. long, free, apex apiculate.
    Corolla
    Upper petals 3 x 3 mm., irregularly suborbicular, shortly unguiculate, apex slightly emarginate; carina 4.5 x 2 mm., crest fimbriate, 1.5 mm. long.
    Stamens
    Stamens 8.
    Style
    Style 5 mm. long, apex geniculate.
    Fruits
    Capsule 5 x 5.5 mm., suborbicular in outline, winged margin 0.6 mm. broad.
    Seeds
    Seeds 2.5 x 1.8 mm., broadly ellipsoid, densely sericeous-pubescent; caruncular appendages 2.5 mm. long.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique

    Other Data

    Polygala torrei Exell appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 31: 6 (1957)

    Accepted by

    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1960). Flora Zambesiaca 1(1): 1-336. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • 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