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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Angola to W. Zambia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Annual herb 40–60 cm. tall with very slender, crisped-pubescent, pilose or nearly glabrous stems.
    Leaves
    Leaves 10–12 x 0.5 cm., linear, with needle-like tips.
    Flowers
    Flowers yellowish, pink or blue, pedicels 1.5 mm. long, in terminal racemes 4–15 cm. long with glabrous rhachis, caducous bracts 1 mm. long and bracteoles 0.5 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Posterior sepal 3 mm. long; wing sepals 5–6 x 3–3.5 mm., oblong-elliptic, glabrous; anterior sepals 2 mm. long, free.
    Corolla
    Upper petals 5–6 x 2.5 mm., obliquely oblong; carina 3.5 mm. long, crest 5 mm. long.
    Stamens
    Stamens 6 fertile.
    Fruits
    Capsule 3 x 2 mm., obovate in outline, marginal wing very narrow, sparsely ciliate.
    Seeds
    Seed 1.5–1.6 x 0.8–0.9 mm., cylindric, with white, silky hairs; caruncular appendages scarcely developed.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Zambia

    Other Data

    Polygala youngii Exell appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in J. Bot. 73: 227 (1935)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. 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. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. 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