Polygala westii Exell

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Polygala westii

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Status: Native
Small herb less than 15 cm tall. Leaves linear-elliptic, 10-45 mm long, hairless. Flowers in lateral racemes, greenish-white. Capsule elliptic-oblong, up to 5 × 4 mm, slightly winged.
Notes: Known only from the type specimen, West 2702.
Derivation of specific name: westii: named after Oliver West, who collected the type specimen.
Habitat: Occurring in black soils.
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Worldwide distribution: Matobo area, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: W
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Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Images last updated: Saturday 5 June 2010


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African Plant Database: Polygala westii
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Polygala westii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Polygala westii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Polygala westii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Polygala westii
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Polygala westii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Polygala westii
Ispot Southern Africa : Polygala westii
JSTOR Plant Science: Polygala westii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Polygala westii
Tropicos: Polygala westii
West African Plants database: Polygala westii

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 westii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133940, retrieved 26 May 2016

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