Polygala francisci Exell

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Status: Uncertain
Notes: Although this species is listed by Mapaura & Timberlake in SABONET 33, 2004 it is otherwise considered to be an endemic restricted to coastal Mozambique and its occurrence in Zimbabwe is doubtful.
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Worldwide distribution: Mozambique and ?Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: S
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Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 92.

Exell, A.W. (1960). Polygalaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Page 313. (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.

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Flora of Mozambique: Polygala francisci

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Polygala francisci
African Plant Database: Polygala francisci
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Polygala francisci
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Polygala francisci
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Polygala francisci
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Polygala francisci
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Polygala francisci
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Polygala francisci
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Polygala francisci
JSTOR Plant Science: Polygala francisci
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Polygala francisci
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Polygala francisci
Plants of the World Online: Polygala francisci
Tropicos: Polygala francisci
Wikipedia: Polygala francisci

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Polygala francisci.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133720, retrieved 27 March 2023

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