Polygala senensis Klotzsch
var. senensis

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Polygala senensis var. senensis

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Polygala senensis var. senensis

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Synonyms: Polygala rogersiana Baker f.
Common names:
Frequency: Rather rare
Status: Native
Shrubby perennial herb with annual stems, up to 60 cm tall, growing from a woody rootstock. Leaves oblong-oblanceolate, up to 3 × 1 cm, densely pubescent. Flowers yellowish in lateral 3-12 flowered racemes. Capsule c. 6 × 5 mm, broadly elliptic-oblong, pubescent, slightly winged with an apical notch.
Derivation of specific name: senensis: from Sena on the Zambezi River in Mozambique
Habitat: Dry open woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 5 June 2010

Exell, A.W. (1960). Polygalaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Page 315. As Polygala senensis (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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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Polygala senensis
African Plant Database: Polygala senensis
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Polygala senensis
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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 senensis var. senensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133880, retrieved 18 May 2024

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