Polygala rehmannii Chodat

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Polygala rehmannii

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Cecil Kop Nature Reserve, Mutare

Polygala rehmannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near World's View, Nyanga

Polygala rehmannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near World's View, Nyanga

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Synonyms: Polygala gracilenta Burtt Davy
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Status: Native
Perennial herb up to 30 cm tall, growing from a woody rootstock. Stems usually hairless, slightly winged. Leaves linear-lanceolate, 10-25 mm long, sometimes much broader near the base, hairless. Flowers blue or purple-pink and blue. Capsule c. 7.5 × 4.5 mm, elliptic-oblong, slightly winged.
Derivation of specific name: rehmannii: named for Anton Rehmann, 1840-1917, Polish botanist and collector
Habitat: In submontane grassland.
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Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
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Images last updated: Sunday 9 August 2015

Exell, A.W. (1960). Polygalaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Page 331. (Includes a picture).

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

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 rehmannii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133850, retrieved 18 March 2018

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