Polygala senensis Klotzsch
var. senensis

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Polygala senensis var. senensis

Photo: Sune Holt
Machengue, Vilanculos Distr., Inhambane, Mozambique

Polygala senensis var. senensis

Photo: Sune Holt
Machengue, Vilanculos Distr., Inhambane, Mozambique

Polygala senensis var. senensis

Photo: Sune Holt
Machengue, Vilanculos Distr., Inhambane, Mozambique

Polygala senensis var. senensis

Photo: Sune Holt
Machengue, Vilanculos Distr., Inhambane, Mozambique

Polygala senensis var. senensis

Photo: Warren McCleland
Inhassoro District.

Polygala senensis var. senensis

Photo: Warren McCleland
Inhassoro District.

Polygala senensis var. senensis

Photo: Warren McCleland
Inhassoro District.

Polygala senensis var. senensis

Photo: Warren McCleland
Inhassoro District.

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Synonyms: Polygala rogersiana Baker f.
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Status: Native
Description:
Shrubby perennial herb with annual stems, up to 60 cm tall, growing from a woody rootstock. Leaves oblong-oblanceolate, up to 3 × 1 cm, densely pubescent. Flowers yellowish in lateral 3-12 flowered racemes. Capsule c. 6 × 5 mm, broadly elliptic-oblong, pubescent, slightly winged with an apical notch.
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Derivation of specific name: senensis: from Sena on the Zambezi River in Mozambique
Habitat: Dry open woodland.
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Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: MS,M
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Content last updated: Monday 15 August 2016
Literature:

Exell, A.W. (1960). Polygalaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Page 315. As Polygala senensis (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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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Polygala senensis
African Plant Database: Polygala senensis
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Polygala senensis
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Polygala senensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Polygala senensis
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Polygala senensis
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Wikipedia: Polygala senensis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Polygala senensis var. senensis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133880, retrieved 8 August 2020

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