Polygala marensis Burtt Davy

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Polygala marensis

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Polygala marensis

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Synonyms: Polygala rogersii Burtt Davy
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Status: Native
Shrubby herb with semi-prostrate branches from the base. Branches densely covered in greyish velvety hairs. Leaves oblanceolate or spathulate, 5-25 mm long. Flowers in terminal racemes, blue. Capsule up to c. 7 × 3.5 mm, oblong, hairless, winged mostly near the apex.
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Habitat: On sandy soils in bush, often in clearings.
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Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: M
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Content last updated: Tuesday 1 June 2010

Exell, A.W. (1960). Polygalaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 329 - 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.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Polygala marensis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133780, retrieved 12 April 2024

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