Polygala producta N.E. Br.

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Polygala producta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northen slopes below Dombe close to saddle above valley below Mt Peza, Chimanimani Mts.

Polygala producta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northen slopes below Dombe close to saddle above valley below Mt Peza, Chimanimani Mts.

Polygala producta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northen slopes below Dombe close to saddle above valley below Mt Peza, Chimanimani Mts.

Polygala producta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts.

Polygala producta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts.

Polygala producta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts.

Polygala producta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts.

Polygala producta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts.

Polygala producta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northen slopes below Dombe close to saddle above valley below Mt Peza, Chimanimani Mts.

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Synonyms: Polygala rehmannii Chod. var. parviflora Chod.
Polygala rehmannii Chod. var. gymnoptera Chod.
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Status: Native
Description:
Small shrubby herb, sometimes annual, up to 1.5 m high but mostly much shorter. Stems many, slender, minutely pupescent, slightly winged. Leaves linear, 10-30 mm long, sparsely and minutely hairy, usually somewhat rough above and at the margins, rounded but mucronate at the apex. Inflorescences in elongated terminal racemes up to 20 cm long. Flowers pink to violet-purple; wing sepals greenish with distinct dark veining; crest on the keel distinct, c. 1.5 mm long.
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Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1700 m
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Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
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Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 98 - 99. (Includes a picture).

Exell, A.W. (1960). Polygalaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 332 - 333.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 67.


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Polygala producta
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Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Polygala producta
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Polygala producta
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Polygala producta
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Polygala producta
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Polygala producta
Ispot Southern Africa: Polygala producta
JSTOR Plant Science: Polygala producta
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Polygala producta
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Polygala producta
The Plant List (version 1.1): Polygala producta
Tropicos: Polygala producta


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Polygala producta.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133840, retrieved 21 September 2017

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