Polygala welwitschii Chodat
subsp. pygmaea (G├╝rke) Paiva

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Polygala welwitschii subsp. pygmaea

Photo: Bart Wursten

Polygala welwitschii subsp. pygmaea

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Synonyms: Polygala pygmaea Gürke
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Status: Native
Very small tufted annual, usually less than 12 cm tall. Leaves linear-elliptic, up to 60 mm long, hairless or minutely pubescent. Flowers pinkish, lilac or white in congested racemes overtopped by the leaves. Capsule up to c. 2.5 mm in diameter, almost round, hairless.
Derivation of specific name: welwitschii: named after the Austrian botanist, Friedrich Martin Welwitsch (1806-1872); pygmaea: very small, dwarf
Habitat: Occurring on sandy soils and rocky areas in grassland and woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1040 - 1830 m
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 5 June 2010

Exell, A.W. (1960). Polygalaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Page 323. As Polygala pygmaea (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 welwitschii subsp. pygmaea.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133930, retrieved 26 October 2016

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