Polygala wilmsii Chodat

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Polygala wilmsii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chinyakwaremba, Vumba

Polygala wilmsii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chinyakwaremba, Vumba

Polygala wilmsii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamuziwa Falls, Nyanga NP

Polygala wilmsii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamuziwa Falls, Nyanga NP

Polygala wilmsii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamuziwa Falls, Nyanga NP

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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb with erect or decumbent annual stems up to 25 cm, growing from a woody rootstock. Stems covered in long hairs. Leaves very narrowly oblong-elliptic, up to 20 mm long, laxly covered in long hairs. Flowers purple or purple and yellowish-green in congested or sub-capitate terminal racemes. Capsule c. 2.1 mm in diameter, almost round, hairless, slightly winged.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: wilmsii: named after Dr. Friedrich Heinrich Wilms (1848-1919), German apothecary, botanist and plant collector in KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga.
Habitat: In submontane grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 800 - 2140 m
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Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Friday 7 August 2015
Literature:

Exell, A.W. (1960). Polygalaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Page 318.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 68.


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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 wilmsii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133950, retrieved 24 July 2016

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