Polygala chinensis L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 704 (1753)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Tropical & Subtropical Asia to Caroline Islands. It is an annual or subshrub and grows primarily in the subtropical biome. It is used as a medicine.

Distribution

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, Caroline Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Northern Territory, Pakistan, Philippines, Queensland, Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, West Himalaya

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

Classification

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PAFTOL

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Dassanayake (ed.) (1988). A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon 6: 1-424. Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. PVT. LTD., New Delhi, Calcutta.
  • Hancock, I.R. & Henderson, C.P. (1988). Flora of the Solomon Islands. Research Bulletin Dodo Creek Research Station 7: 1-203.
  • Lê, T.C. (2003). Danh lục các loài thực vật Việt Nam 2: 1-1203. Hà Nội : Nhà xuất bản Nông nghiệp.
  • Mao, A.A. & Dash, S.S. (2020). Flowering Plants of India an Annotated Checklist (Dicotyledons) 1: 1-970. Botanical Survey of India.
  • Newman, M., Ketphanh, S., Svengsuksa, B., Thomas, P., Sengdala, K., Lamxay, V. & Armstrong, K. (2007). A checklist of the vascular plants of Lao PDR: 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
  • Pasha, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Santisuk, T. & Larsen, K. (eds.) (2001). Flora of Thailand 7(3): 351-654. The Forest Herbarium, Royal Forest Department.
  • Sikarwar, R.L.S. (2014). Angiosperm diversity assessment of Chitrakootthe legendary place of Vindhyan range, India. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 38: 563-619.
  • Turner, I.M. (1995 publ. 1997). A catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Malaya. Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 47(2): 347-655.
  • Van Steenis, C.G.G.J. & De Wilde, W.J.J.O. (eds.) (1984-1989). Flora Malesiana 10: 1-748. Noordhoff-Kolff N.V., Djakarta.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2008). Flora of China 11: 1-622. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).
  • Yang, T.Y.A. & Chen, C.F. (2013). A revision of the genus Polygala L. (Polygalaceae) in Taiwan. Taiwania 58: 156-162.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Grierson, A.J.C. & Long, D.G. (2001). Flora of Bhutan 2: 1-1675. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
  • Hancock, I.R. & Henderson, C.P. (1988). Flora of the Solomon Islands. Research Bulletin Dodo Creek Research Station 7: 1-203.
  • Newman, M., Ketphanh, S., Svengsuksa, B., Thomas, P., Sengdala, K., Lamxay, V. & Armstrong, K. (2007). A checklist of the vascular plants of Lao PDR: 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
  • Pandey, R.P. & Dilwakar, P.G. (2008). An integrated check-list flora of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 32: 403-500.
  • Pasha, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Santisuk, T. & Larsen, K. (eds.) (2001). Flora of Thailand 7(3): 351-654. The Forest Herbarium, Royal Forest Department.
  • Sikarwar, R.L.S. (2014). Angiosperm diversity assessment of Chitrakootthe legendary place of Vindhyan range, India. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 38: 563-619.
  • Turner, I.M. (1995 publ. 1997). A catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Malaya. Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 47(2): 347-655.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2008). Flora of China 11: 1-622. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).
  • Yang, T.Y.A. & Chen, C.F. (2013). A revision of the genus Polygala L. (Polygalaceae) in Taiwan. Taiwania 58: 156-162.
  • von Raab-Straube, E. (ed.) (2005-2022). The Euro+Med PlantBase - the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity http://ww2.bgbm.org/EuroPlusMed/query.asp.

Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

  • Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R., & Celis, M. (eds.). (2020). Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia. v1.1. Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Dataset/Checklist. https://doi.org/10.15472/7avdhn
  • Diazgranados et al. (2021). Catalogue of plants of Colombia. Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia project. In prep.
  • Diazgranados, M., Allkin, B., Black N., Cámara-Leret, R., Canteiro C., Carretero J., Eastwood R., Hargreaves S., Hudson A., Milliken W., Nesbitt, M., Ondo, I., Patmore, K., Pironon, S., Turner, R., Ulian, T. (2020). World Checklist of Useful Plant Species. Produced by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity.
  • Jansen, P., Lemmens, R., Oyen, L., Siemonsma, J., Stavast, F. & Van Valkenburg, J. (1991) Plant Resources of South-East Asia. Basic list of species and commodity grouping. Final version. Pudoc, Wageningen.
  • Medicinal Plant Names Services (MPNS) v.10 (2021); http://mpns.kew.org/
  • RBG, Kew (2021). Kew Economic Botany Collection. https://ecbot.science.kew.org/

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Aug 11, 1982 Walhun [s.n.] Sri Lanka K001623027 No
s.coll. [s.n.] K001623030 No
Brown, R. [4972] Australia K000279790 Syntype Yes
Brown, R. [s.n.] Australia K000279789 Syntype Yes
[Wight] [4175] India K000592167 Unknown Type Material Yes
Mueller, F. [S.N.] Australia K000356710 Syntype Yes
Mueller, F. [s.n.] Australia K000356709 Type Yes
[Wight] [136] India K000592166 Unknown Type Material Yes
[Wallich] [4174] India K000592170 Unknown Type Material Yes
Cunningham [250] Australia K000592298 Unknown Type Material Yes
[Wight] [130] India K000592168 Unknown Type Material Yes
[Wight] [123] India K000592169 Unknown Type Material Yes
[Wallich] [4174] India K000592171 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4170] India Polygala telephioides K001038308 Unknown Type Material Yes
Thwaites [1080] Sri Lanka Polygala telephioides K003076652 No
Wallich [4173a] Burma Polygala telephioides K000592239 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4170] Polygala telephioides K001038302 Unknown Type Material Yes
Wallich [s.n.] Sri Lanka Polygala telephioides K001615306 No
s.coll. [205] Polygala telephioides K001615307 No
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4170] India Polygala telephioides K001038307 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4170] Polygala telephioides K001038306 Unknown Type Material Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 4170] Burma Polygala telephioides K001038309 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4170] Polygala telephioides K001038303 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4170] Bangladesh Polygala telephioides K001038304 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4170] Polygala telephioides K001038305 Unknown Type Material Yes
Edgeworth, M.P. [138] India Polygala telephioides K000592241 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] Hong Kong Polygala telephioides K000592111 Unknown Type Material Yes
[Hance] [12330] Hong Kong Polygala telephioides K000592112 Unknown Type Material Yes
[Wallich] [4173b] Burma Polygala telephioides K000592240 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4177] Polygala ramosa K001038332 Unknown Type Material Yes
Gomez, W. [Cat. no. 4180] Burma Polygala depauperata K001038335 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [4180] Burma Polygala glomerata K000592237 Unknown Type Material Yes
[Wallich] [4180] Burma Polygala glomerata K000592238 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4175] Polygala grandiflora K001038326 Unknown Type Material Yes

Sources

  • Angiosperm Extinction Risk Predictions v1

    • Angiosperm Threat Predictions
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
  • Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0