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Genus: Polygala

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid I > Fabales > Family: Polygalaceae 

About 325 species, found in temperate and warm regions of the world. Eighty-four species are native to southern Africa, mainly to fynbos in the Western Cape.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Polygala africana

Polygala albida

Polygala amatymbica

 

Polygala asbestina

 

Polygala bowkerae

 

Polygala brachyphylla

 

Polygala bracteolata

 

Polygala capillaris

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Polygala dasyphylla

 

Polygala declinata

 

Polygala ephedroides

 

Polygala ericaefolia

 

Polygala erioptera

 

Polygala erubescens

 

Polygala francisci

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Polygala fruticosa

Polygala garcinii

 

Polygala gazensis

Polygala gerrardii

 

Polygala goetzei

Recorded from Mozambique.

 

Polygala gracilenta

 

Polygala gracilipes

 

Polygala guerichiana

 

Polygala gymnoclada

 

Polygala hispida

 

Polygala hottentotta

Polygala houtboshiana

 

Polygala illepida

 

Polygala kalaxariensis

 

Polygala krumanina

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Polygala langebergensis

 

Polygala lasiosepala

 

Polygala latipetala

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Polygala leendertziae

 

Polygala lehmanniana

 

Polygala leptophylla

 

Polygala levynsiana

 

Polygala ludwigiana

 

Polygala macowaniana

 

Polygala marensis

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Polygala meridionalis

 

Polygala messambuziensis

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Polygala microlopha

 

Polygala mossii

 

Polygala myriantha

Recorded from Zimbabwe. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Polygala myrtifolia

Polygala nematocaulis

 

Polygala ohlendorfiana

Polygala pallida

 

Polygala pappeana

 

Polygala parkeri

 

Polygala peduncularis

 

Polygala petitiana

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

Polygala pottebergensis

 

Polygala praticola

 

Polygala producta

 

Polygala pubiflora

 

Polygala pungens

 

Polygala recognita

 

Polygala refracta

 

Polygala rehmannii

Polygala rhinostigma

 

Polygala rigens

 

Polygala robsonii

Recorded from Zimbabwe. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Polygala rodrigueana

 

Polygala scabra

 

Polygala schinziana

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Polygala seminuda

 

Polygala senensis

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Polygala serpentaria

 

Polygala sphenoptera

 

Polygala spicata

 

Polygala teretifolia

 

Polygala torrei

Recorded from Mozambique.

 

Polygala transvaalensis

 

Polygala triquetra

 

Polygala umbellata

 

Polygala uncinata

 

Polygala virgata

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

Polygala virgata

Polygala welwitschii

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Polygala westii

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Polygala wilmsii

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Polygala wittebergensis

 

Polygala woodii

 

 

 

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