Polygala robsonii Exell

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Polygala robsonii

Photo: Bart Wursten

Polygala robsonii

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Common names:
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Annual herb up to 30 cm tall. Leaves elliptic, up to c. 5.5 cm long. Flowers white or pale mauve. Capsule up to c. 6 × 5 mm, elliptic-oblong with a scalloped margin.
Notes: Known, in Zimbabwe, from 2 collections in the N and W.
Derivation of specific name: robsonii: named after N K B Robson, who collected the type specimen in Malawi.
Habitat: Occurring in deciduous Mopane-Combretum woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 500 - 880 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W
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Images last updated: Saturday 5 June 2010

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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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Polygala robsonii
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Polygala robsonii
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Polygala robsonii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133860, retrieved 24 April 2024

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