Polygala marensis Burtt Davy

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Polygala marensis

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Polygala marensis

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Synonyms: Polygala rogersii Burtt Davy
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Status: Native
Shrubby herb with semi-prostrate branches from the base. Branches densely covered in greyish velvety hairs. Leaves oblanceolate or spathulate, 5-25 mm long. Flowers in terminal racemes, blue. Capsule up to c. 7 × 3.5 mm, oblong, hairless, winged mostly near the apex.
Notes: Apparently known in Zimbabwe from one collection from the southern division (Wild 5328 Chiturupazi, Beitbridge, 22-2-1961, SRGH).

Note: see P. schinziana for comparison.
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Habitat: Occurring on sandy soils in bush, often in clearings.
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Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: S
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Images last updated: Tuesday 1 June 2010

Exell, A.W. (1960). Polygalaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 329 - 331. (Includes a picture).


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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 marensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133780, retrieved 24 October 2016

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