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Species Information

leaves, flowers               
Heterosamara galpinii (Hook.f.) Paiva
(name current 2016)
(Polygala galpinii)


Red Data Book Information:
Status: LR lc Distribution: Devils Bridge, Kings Forest (Bulembu) In South Africa, it has been categorised as Rare and even Endangered in previous RDLs. Occurs in unprotected small localities.

Regional distribution:
Also in South Africa.

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Polygala galpinii - Slender open shrub, often 1 m or more high, thinly hairy. Leaf-stalk c 1 cm long; blade oval, tapering to long narrow point, up to 9 cm long x 4 cm wide. Inflorescence terminal or lateral elongated raceme. Flowers opening few at a time; stalk c 5 mm long; wings pink or mauve, c 1,2 cm long x 6 mm wide.

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.

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