Polygala capillaris E. Mey.

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Polygala capillaris

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Polygala capillaris

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Polygala capillaris

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

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Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Description:
Annual herb with wiry hairless stems, up to 50 cm. Leaves linear, 3-7 mm long. Flowers greenish-white or pale purplish in elongated terminal racemes up to 6 cm long. Capsule c. 1.5 × 1.2 mm, hairless.
Notes: Rare in Zimbabwe. Apparently known from a few collections in the Chimanimani area.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In wet areas.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1600 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa as far as the Eastern Cape.
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
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Images last updated: Tuesday 9 October 2007
Literature:

Exell, A.W. (1960). Polygalaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Page 329.

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 84.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 93.


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West African Plants database: Polygala capillaris


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 capillaris.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133700, retrieved 7 December 2016

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