Polygala albida Schinz
subsp. albida

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Polygala albida subsp. albida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Cheshire Cottage, N of Troutbeck, Nyanga

Polygala albida subsp. albida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Cheshire Cottage, N of Troutbeck, Nyanga

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Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Erect annual herb. Stems with short hairs. Leaves linear to narrowly elliptic. Flowers in dense terminal and lateral racemes, white, green or pale pink.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: albida: white
Habitat: In woodland and wooded grassland, along roadsides and as a weed of cultivation.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 2020 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Namibia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Friday 20 July 2007
Literature:

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 92.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 221. as Polygala albida


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Flora of Botswana: Polygala albida subsp. albida
Flora of Caprivi: Polygala albida subsp. albida
Flora of Mozambique: Polygala albida subsp. albida
Flora of Zambia: Polygala albida subsp. albida

External websites:

African Plant Database: Polygala albida
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Polygala albida
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Polygala albida
Ispot Southern Africa : Polygala albida
JSTOR Plant Science: Polygala albida
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Polygala albida
Tropicos: Polygala albida
West African Plants database: Polygala albida


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Polygala albida subsp. albida.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133680, retrieved 25 June 2016

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