Polygala albida Schinz
subsp. stanleyana (Chodat) Paiva

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Polygala albida subsp. stanleyana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along main road from Thazima Gate near elephant Sanctuary, Nyika National Park.

Polygala albida subsp. stanleyana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along main road from Thazima Gate near elephant Sanctuary, Nyika National Park.

Polygala albida subsp. stanleyana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along main road from Thazima Gate near elephant Sanctuary, Nyika National Park.

Polygala albida subsp. stanleyana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along main road from Thazima Gate near elephant Sanctuary, Nyika National Park.

Polygala albida subsp. stanleyana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along main road from Thazima Gate near elephant Sanctuary, Nyika National Park.

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Synonyms: Polygala albida Schinz var. angustifolia (Chod.) Exell
Polygala stanleyana Chod.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Annual herb with slender, crisped pubescent stems. Leaves linear to narrowly elliptic, 1.5-10 cm long, mostly hairless, except sometimes with minute hairs on the midrib and margins. Flowers in terminal or lateral racemes, fairly lax in this subspecies, greenish-white, creamy-white, pale pink or blueish. Wing-sepals 4-6 mm long. Capsule broadly oblong in outline, 4.5 mm long with ciliate marginal wings.
Notes: This subspecies is distinguished from the more common and widespread subsp. albida by the smaller flowers and laxer inflorescence.
Derivation of specific name: albida: white
Habitat: In Brachystegia woodland, grassland, along roadsides and in old cultivations.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Cameroon, DRC, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: C
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 10 July 2019
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 224. (Includes a picture).

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. as Polygala albida subsp. angustifolia

Exell, A.W. (1960). Polygalaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 320 - 322. as Polygala albida angustifolia (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.


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Flora of Malawi: Polygala albida subsp. stanleyana
Flora of Mozambique: Polygala albida subsp. stanleyana
Flora of Zambia: Polygala albida subsp. stanleyana

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Polygala albida
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Polygala albida
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Polygala albida
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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. stanleyana.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133690, retrieved 15 October 2019

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