Polygala gazensis Baker f.

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Polygala gazensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Globe Rock, Vumba

Polygala gazensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Globe Rock, Vumba

Polygala gazensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Above Mermaids Falls, Aberfoyle

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Synonyms: Polygala teretifolia L. f.
Common names:
Frequency: Common in E Highlands
Status: Native
Ericoid shrub or subshrub, up to 2 m, sometimes sprawling. Leaves narrowly elliptic, c. 2.5 cm, crowded along the stems.
Derivation of specific name: gazensis: of Gazaland, a historic name for Southern Mozambique.
Habitat: A species of riverine and evergreen forest margins, also found in rocky areas of mist-belt Brachystegia woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 590 - 2000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
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Endemic status:
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Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 250.

Exell, A.W. (1960). Polygalaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 313 - 314. Also as Polygala teretifolia (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Mozambique: Polygala gazensis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Polygala gazensis
African Plant Database: Polygala gazensis
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Polygala gazensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Polygala gazensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Polygala gazensis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Polygala gazensis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Polygala gazensis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Polygala gazensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Polygala gazensis
Ispot Southern Africa: Polygala gazensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Polygala gazensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Polygala gazensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Polygala gazensis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Polygala gazensis
Tropicos: Polygala gazensis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Polygala gazensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133730, retrieved 21 April 2018

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