African Plant Database

Polygala butyracea Heckel
Protologue : Bull. Geogr. 4, t. 1 (1889)
Information on the genus : Polygala
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Polygala butyracea Heckel var. butyracea
Taxon infra-specific
Polygala butyracea Heckel var. butyracea
Polygala butyracea var. carunculata Paiva (1998)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stout herb with long branches, annual or perennial?, erect, to 2-70m tall.
Ecology : Only known in cultivation; derived from P. baikiei or P. cristata?; 0-600 m alt. Comprises 2 vars.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:320 (2012)
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Record n°176412 modified 2006-11-22
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