Polygala senensis Klotzsch
var. senensis

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Polygala senensis var. senensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Polygala senensis var. senensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

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Synonyms: Polygala rogersiana Baker f.
Common names:
Frequency: Rather rare
Status: Native
Description:
Shrubby perennial herb with annual stems, up to 60 cm tall, growing from a woody rootstock. Leaves oblong-oblanceolate, up to 3 × 1 cm, densely pubescent. Flowers yellowish in lateral 3-12 flowered racemes. Capsule c. 6 × 5 mm, broadly elliptic-oblong, pubescent, slightly winged with an apical notch.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: senensis: from Sena on the Zambezi River in Mozambique
Habitat: Dry open woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 5 June 2010
Literature:

Exell, A.W. (1960). Polygalaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Page 315. As Polygala senensis (Includes a picture).


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African Plant Database: Polygala senensis
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Polygala senensis
Ispot Southern Africa : Polygala senensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Polygala senensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Polygala senensis
Tropicos: Polygala senensis
West African Plants database: Polygala senensis


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 senensis var. senensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133880, retrieved 29 August 2016

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