Observations in the Genus: Polygala

Common Name: Milkworts

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Polygala fruticosa

 Polygala fruticosa
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Uitzigt 216 Portion 39
Observed: 19th July 2016
Added: 21st July 2016
Identifications:1
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Polygala ericaefolia

 Polygala ericaefolia
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Uitzigt 216 Portion 39
Observed: 19th July 2016
Added: 21st July 2016
Identifications:1
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Polygala umbellata

Polygala umbellata
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Belvedere Plantation
Observed: 26th June 2016
Added: 17th July 2016
Identifications:1
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Polygala fruticosa

 Polygala fruticosa
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Kalanderkloof, Elandskraal 203, Portions 15 and 105
Observed: 8th July 2016
Added: 11th July 2016
Identifications:1
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A pretty petite Polygala!

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Location: Krans Nature Reserve, McGregor
Observed: 9th July 2016
Added: 9th July 2016
Identifications:1
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Tiny flowers (less than 10mm diameter) - difficult to photograph!
Long narrow leaves about 15mm long, 3mm wide
Sprawling, delicate plant.

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Alittle bit of purple (WNP)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Garden Route National Park
Observed: 31st May 2016
Added: 5th July 2016
Identifications:1
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Polygala peduncularis

Polygala peduncularis (1)
By: Cape Ash
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Location: Dronkvlei, De Hoop Nature Reserve
Observed: 23rd May 2016
Added: 4th July 2016
Identifications:1
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Bloukappie

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Location: Botaniese tuine, Potchefstroom.
Observed: 15th February 2016
Added: 4th July 2016
Likely ID: Polygala
Identifications:2
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Polygala myrtifolia var. myrtifolia

 Polygala myrtifolia var. myrtifolia
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Belvedere Plantation
Observed: 14th June 2016
Added: 4th July 2016
Identifications:1
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Gracile Butterflybush

Gracile Butterflybush
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Muizenberg Ascent from Lakeside
Observed: 2nd July 2016
Added: 4th July 2016
Likely ID: Polygala
Identifications:1
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Resurrection after the Glorious 2015 fire: veld 15 years old …

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Which Polygala?

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Location: McGregor Koppies
Observed: 3rd July 2016
Added: 3rd July 2016
Identifications:1
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Flowering profusely at the moment.
Needle-like leaves folded against the stems.
Low shrub with hard, rigid branches.

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Polygala sphenoptera

Polygala sphenoptera
By: Andrew Deacon
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Location: Makhava, Swaziland
Observed: 14th September 2015
Added: 22nd June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Miniature Polygala

miniature Polygala
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Location: Pauline Bohnen
Observed: 12th June 2016
Added: 19th June 2016
Likely ID: Polygala
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Petite pink Polygala

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Location: Klipberg Ridge SE of Koningsrivier
Observed: 16th June 2016
Added: 16th June 2016
Identifications:1
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Polygala with heart-shaped leaves

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Location: Groot Toren - Riviersonderend Mountains
Observed: 7th June 2016
Added: 9th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Description:

Common in this area

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Polygala myrtifolia var. pinifolia

 Polygala myrtifolia var. pinifolia
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Koetzerskraal
Observed: 13th May 2016
Added: 5th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Pretty pink Polygala

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Location: Whipstock to Klipberg Dam
Observed: 5th June 2016
Added: 5th June 2016
Identifications:1
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Polygala refracta

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Location: Langeberg Survey: 46SH Stonehaven Northeast
Observed: 25th October 2005
Added: 4th June 2016
Identifications:1
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Polygala garcinii

Polygala garcinii 110808 47SH Below rd opp Stonehaven
By: jillblignaut
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Location: Langeberg Survey: 47SH Stonehaven Tradouw River North
Observed: 11th August 2008
Added: 4th June 2016
Identifications:1
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Polygala

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By: FR de Villiers
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Location: Ubombo Mountain Nature Reserve
Observed: 31st March 2016
Added: 3rd June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Polygala scabra

Polygala scabra
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Koetzerskraal
Observed: 13th May 2016
Added: 1st June 2016
Likely ID: Polygala scabra
Identifications:1
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Polygala asbestina

 Polygala asbestina
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Koetzerskraal
Observed: 13th May 2016
Added: 1st June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Polygala

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By: FR de Villiers
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Location: Faerie Glen Nature Reserve
Observed: 1st October 2015
Added: 11th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Polygala myrtifolia

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By: outramps
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Location: Brenton on Sea Cliff Path
Observed: 24th April 2016
Added: 27th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Wee poly

polygala
By: sallyslak
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Location: Stoneybrook
Observed: 10th April 2016
Added: 25th April 2016
Likely ID: Polygala
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Slender purple (R67)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: R67 (2)
Observed: 28th February 2016
Added: 19th April 2016
Identifications:1
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Polygala asbestina

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Location: Rooiberg - Western Cape
Observed: 26th September 2015
Added: 13th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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False Pea

False Pea
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Zithulele to Hole in the Wall
Observed: 9th March 2016
Added: 10th April 2016
Identifications:1
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Description:

purple right

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Polygala hottentota? Surely not

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Location: UmPhafa Private Nature Reserve
Observed: 5th April 2016
Added: 5th April 2016
Likely ID: Polygala
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:4
Description:

Plant found growing in the shelter of a boulder, within an eroded gully on the dry, south-eastern slopes of iGazini Mountain, in the Savannah biome. Plant similar to P. hottentota in many ways, including multi-branched stem (base), leaf shape, and floral structure and spacing. However, P. hottentota is not known to in this vegetation unit, and prefers open grassland areas. Flower colour, among other things, also differs

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Minute polygala

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By: PeterRWarren
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMidlands Conservancies Forum
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Location: Above Inanda Dam
Observed: 15th March 2016
Added: 17th March 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Description:

(Polygala gerrardii) Above Inanda Dam

Minute Polygala seen in thick (but not tall) grass just above the precipitous forest line. Well spotted CREW. Plant 100 mm branch, flower and leafs are 6mm (!). No ID in Pooley:KZN or much other publicly available information but consistent with three plant expert postings on ISpot. None show the "eyes" see here.

Dicotyledons; Flower; Least Concern; Polygala gerrardii; POLYGALACEAE; SA Endemic; Indigenous

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Species with which Milkworts (Polygala) interacts