African Plant Database

Polygala petitiana A. Rich.
Protologue : Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 37 (1847)  
Information on the genus : Polygala
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Polygala petitiana A. Rich. var. petitiana
 Polygala petitiana A. Rich. subsp. petitiana
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Polygala volkensii Gürke (1895)
=Polygala petitiana var. calceolata Norl.
=Polygala tetrasepala Hochst. ex Webb
=Polygala nilotica Chodat
Taxon infra-specific
Polygala petitiana subsp. parviflora (Exell) Paiva (1998)
Polygala petitiana A. Rich. var. petitiana
Polygala petitiana var. abercornensis Paiva (1998)
Polygala petitiana A. Rich. subsp. petitiana
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb with erect stems, (10-)20-80(-150) cm.
Ecology : Savanna, fallow fields, rocks, swampy meadows; 0-2300 m alt. Comprises 2 subspp.
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
carte afrique num 176407
Record n°176407 modified 2006-11-22
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