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Polygala arvensis Willd., Sp. P1. 3(2) :876. 1803. Roxb., Fl. Ind. 3:218. 1832.

Polygala arvensis

Credit: M.Y. Saleem

  • Polygala brachystachya DC.
  • Polygala chinensis auct. non Linn.: A.W. Bennett

    Annual, pubescent, usually procumbent, 6-30 cm tall. Leaves obovate, linear-lanceolate, elliptic or linear, mucronate, 4-55 mm long, 1-7 mm board, + margin recurved. Racemes lateral, shorter than the leaves, dense, + truncate, 10-15 mm long. Bracts persistent, shorter than the pedicel. Sepals persistent; outer sepals ± equal, acute-acuminate, glabrous, broadly hyaline margined; inner sepals ovate-elliptic, acute-acuminate, oblique, falcate 3-5 mm long, 1.5-2.5 mm broad, slightly enlarged in fruit, covering c. 1 /2 of the fruit, ciliate except at apex, 3-4 nerved, veinlets anastomosing. Lateral petals longer than keel; keel 4 mm long, crested. Capsule oblong-orbicular, emarginate, 3.5-5 mm long, 3-4 mm broad, glabrous, wing ± 0-0.25 mm, ciliate. Seeds oblong, pilose; strophiole 3-appendiculate, appendages minute.

    Fl. Per.: Aug.-Sept.

    Type: Described from S. India.

    Distribution: Tropical Asia and Australia.

    Found throughout the country except Sind and Baluchistan. 300-1500 m.alt.s.m.


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