African Plant Database

Polygala capillaris E. Mey.
Protologue : Zwei Pflanzengeogr. Dokum. 212 (1843)
Information on the genus : Polygala
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Polygala capillaris E. Mey. subsp. capillaris
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Polygala filicaulis Baill. (1886)
=Polygala capillaris var. bosobolensis E.M.A. Petit
=Polygala capillaris var. tukpwoensis E.M.A. Petit
=Polygala bukobensis Gürke (1895)
=*Polygala micrantha Perr. & Guill. (1831) non Thunb. p.p.
Taxon infra-specific
Polygala capillaris E. Mey. subsp. capillaris
Polygala capillaris subsp. perrottetiana (Paiva) Paiva (1998)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb with filiform stems, to 50 cm tall.
Ecology : Swamps; 0-1800 m alt. S. Africa (Natal, Cape Prov.). Comprises 2 subspp.

Bibliography other :
  • Fl. Cap. 1: 93 (1860).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (2011). Flore du Gabon. 42: 78
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:320 (2012)
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Record n°176415 modified 2006-11-22
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