African Plant Database

Polygala sphenoptera Fresen.
Protologue : Mus. Senckenberg. 2: 274 (1837)
Information on the genus : Polygala
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Polygala sphenoptera Fresen. var. sphenoptera
 Polygala tristis Chodat
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Polygala gagnebiniana Chodat
=*Polygala persicariifolia auct. sensu Eyles, non DC.F.T.A. p.p.
=Polygala quartiniana Quart. -Dill. ex A. Rich. (1840)
=Polygala ukambica Chodat
=Polygala aethiopica Chodat
=Polygala ellenbeckii Gürke ex Chodat
=Polygala filifera Chodat (1912)
=*Polygala ehlersii auct. sensu De wild., non Gürke
=*Polygala fischeri auct. non Gürke
Taxon infra-specific
Polygala sphenoptera Fresen. var. sphenoptera
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with stems woody at base, 10-60 cm tall.
Ecology : Various habitats; dry bushland, upland grassland, clearings in forest; 0-1500(-3300) m alt. Botswana; S. Africa (Transvaal), Namibia.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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see under The International Plant Name Index
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see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
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Record n°176418 modified 2006-11-22
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