Polygala albida Schinz
subsp. albida

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Polygala albida subsp. albida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Cheshire Cottage, N of Troutbeck, Nyanga

Polygala albida subsp. albida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Cheshire Cottage, N of Troutbeck, Nyanga

Polygala albida subsp. albida

Photo: Mark Hyde
Makari, 19, Jenkinson Road, Chisipite

Polygala albida subsp. albida

Photo: Mark Hyde
Makari, 19, Jenkinson Road, Chisipite

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Synonyms: Polygala arenaria sensu Baker f.
Polygala livingstoniana Chod
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Erect annual herb. Stems with short hairs. Leaves linear to narrowly elliptic. Flowers in dense terminal and lateral racemes, white, green or pale pink.
Notes: See subsp. stanleyana for comparison.
Derivation of specific name: albida: white
Habitat: In woodland and wooded grassland, along roadsides and as a weed of cultivation.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 2020 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Namibia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 20 July 2007
Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 95.

Exell, A.W. (1960). Polygalaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 320 - 322. (Includes a picture).

Linley, K. & Baker, B. (1972). Flowers of the Veld Bundu Series Longman Zimbabwe Page 56. As Polygala albida (Includes a picture).

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 67.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 84.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 92.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 221. as Polygala albida


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Flora of Botswana: Polygala albida subsp. albida
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Polygala albida
African Plant Database: Polygala albida
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JSTOR Plant Science: Polygala albida
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Polygala albida
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Polygala albida
The Plant List (version 1.1): Polygala albida
Tropicos: Polygala albida


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Polygala albida subsp. albida.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133680, retrieved 18 July 2019

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