Polygala wilmsii Chodat

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Polygala wilmsii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Upper ridge Mt Shangani, eastern Chimanimani Mts.

Polygala wilmsii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Upper ridge Mt Shangani, eastern Chimanimani Mts.

Polygala wilmsii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Upper ridge Mt Shangani, eastern Chimanimani Mts.

Polygala wilmsii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Upper ridge Mt Shangani, eastern Chimanimani Mts.

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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb with erect or decumbent annual stems up to 25 cm, growing from a woody rootstock. Stems covered in long hairs. Leaves very narrowly oblong-elliptic, up to 20 mm long, laxly covered in long hairs. Flowers purple or purple and yellowish-green in congested or sub-capitate terminal racemes. Capsule c. 2.1 mm in diameter, almost round, hairless, slightly winged.
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Derivation of specific name: wilmsii: named after Dr. Friedrich Heinrich Wilms (1848-1919), German apothecary, botanist and plant collector in KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga.
Habitat: In submontane grassland.
Altitude range: 800 - 2140 m
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Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: MS,M
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Content last updated: Thursday 19 March 2015
Literature:

Exell, A.W. (1960). Polygalaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Page 318.

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 68.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 97.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Polygala wilmsii

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Polygala wilmsii
African Plant Database: Polygala wilmsii
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Polygala wilmsii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Polygala wilmsii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Polygala wilmsii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Polygala wilmsii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Polygala wilmsii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Polygala wilmsii
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Polygala wilmsii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Polygala wilmsii
JSTOR Plant Science: Polygala wilmsii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Polygala wilmsii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Polygala wilmsii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Polygala wilmsii
Tropicos: Polygala wilmsii


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Polygala wilmsii.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133950, retrieved 23 May 2019

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