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Polygala leptophylla Burch.

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Polygala leptophylla


Family: Polygalaceae
Full name: Polygala leptophylla Burch.
Location: Next to D850, Farm Neuras (2416AD)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Skaap-ertjie, Skaapertjie
English common name(s): -
Synonym(s): Polygala leptophylla Burch. var. leptophylla
Polygala hottentotta var. fleckiana Schinz
Status: Native
Description: Suffruticose, divaricately much branched, glabrous or downy, with terete, straight, and rigid branches; leaves few and distant, patent, linear, obtuse or mucronulate, tapering at base, petiolate; racemes mostly terminal, erect, rigid, elongating, many-flowered; pedicels very short and flowers pendulous; bracts elliptical, obtuse, tardily deciduous; alæ elliptic-oblong, oblique at base, obtuse, midribbed, ant. sepals obovate; keel crested, lat. petals broadly spathulate; capsule oblong-obcordate; seeds densely albo-setose. A small, rigid, much branched undershrub, 1–2 feet high; the peduncles, after the flowers fall, indurating, but not spinous. Leaves 0.5–0.75 inch long; flowers 2–3 lines long, pale, the alæ whitish, with green veins. (from JSTOR Global Plants website / Flora Capensis)
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iSpot:  264433 
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Photographer: AA Dreyer
Date of photograph: 24 Mar 2014
Camera make: Panasonic
Camera model: DMC-FZ45
Lens aperture: f/5.2
Shutter speed: 1/250 s
ISO speed: 200
Content last updated: 25 Aug 2015

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