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

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Polygala welwitschii subsp. pygmaea

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

Polygala welwitschii subsp. pygmaea

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

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Synonyms: Polygala pygmaea Gürke
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Status: Native
Description:
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.
Notes:
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
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Polygala welwitschii
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West African Plants database: Polygala welwitschii


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 27 July 2016

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