Polygala schinziana Chodat

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Polygala schinziana

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Synonyms: Polygala rogersiana Baker f.
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Status: Native
Shrubby perennial herb with annual stems, growing from a woody rootstock. Leaves narrowly oblong-elliptic, up to c. 30 × 7 cm, sometimes much broader near the base of the stems, pubescent; apex bluntly rounded. Flowers pink to mauve in terminal racemes up to 12 cm long. Capsule up to 7 × 4 mm, elliptic-oblong, slightly winged mainly near the apex.
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Habitat: In woodland, often on Kalahari sand.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and the North-West province, South Africa.
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Exell, A.W. (1960). Polygalaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Page 331. (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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 93.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Polygala schinziana.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133870, retrieved 17 June 2024

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