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Polygala rogersiana Baker f.
Frequency: Rather rare in Zimbabwe. Only a handful of collections from Hwange, Victoria Falls and Kariba are present at SRGH.
Description: Shrubby perennial herb with annual stems, growing from a woody rootstock. Leaves narrowly oblong-elliptic, up to c. 30 × 7 cm, sometimes much broader near the base of the stems, pubescent; apex bluntly rounded. Flowers pink to mauve in terminal racemes up to 12 cm long. Capsule up to 7 × 4 mm, elliptic-oblong, slightly winged mainly near the apex.
Notes: Note: this species appears to be rather similar to
P. marensis, mainly differing in the smaller flowers and the more rounded apical lobes of the capsule.
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Habitat: Occurring in woodland, often on Kalahari sand.
Altitude range: (metres)
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and the North-West province, South Africa.
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 1 June 2010
Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 93. Comments
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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.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Polygala schinziana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133870, retrieved 30 July 2016
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