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Polygala tatarinowii Regel in bull. Soc. Mosc. 34(4):523. 1861.

Polygala tatarinowii

Credit: M.Y. Saleem

  • Polygala triphylla auct.; non D.Don nec Burm. f.: Royle

    Annual, glabrous, erect, 2.5-8 cm tall. Stem very slender, vertically ribbed. Leaves suborbicular-spathulate, ± mucronate, 7-40 mm long, 4-20 mm broad, petiole 3-10 mm, sparsely hairy above, ± ciliate. Racemes terminal, dense, 7-52 mm, peduncle 3-15 mm long, subtended by 2-3 leaves. Flowers 3 mm long. Bracts deciduous. Sepals deciduous, rugose; outer sepals equal, inner sepals orbicular-spathulate, 3-nerved, veinlets not anastomosing. Lateral petals longer than keel; keel 2 mm long, split at the apex, rugose. Capsule discoid, emarginate, 2-2.75 mm long, 2-3 mm broad, rugose, glabrous, wing ± 0. Seeds pubescent; strophiole 3-lobed, 2-appendiculate, appendages minute.

    Fl.Per.: Aug.-Sept.

    Type: China, near Peking, Tatarinow.

    Distribution: Temperate Himalayas, W. Pakistan, India, Burma, China, Philippines.

    A small summer annual. Restricted to Panjar in the Punjab and Kashmir. 650-1600 m alt. s.m.


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