Observations in the Genus: Polygala

Common Name: Milkworts

Showing all observations that have a likely ID using the The South African National Biodiversity Institute's southern African Species Dictionary

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Polygala

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By: FR de Villiers
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Faerie Glen Nature Reserve
Observed: 1st October 2015
Added: 11th May 2016
Identifications: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
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Wee poly

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Stoneybrook
Observed: 10th April 2016
Added: 25th April 2016
Likely ID: Polygala
Identifications:1
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Slender purple (R67)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureCrustacean AtlasGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSeaKeysSouth African National Parks
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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
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False Pea

False Pea
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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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
Comments:0
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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Workin' hard for your honey

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: CrocWorld Conservation Centre
Observed: 12th March 2016
Added: 15th March 2016
Identifications:1
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miniature Iris ?

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By: Neville Ramsay
Location: Eastern Freestate Let
Observed: 13th February 2016
Added: 12th March 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

very small. note fly on leaf and grass seed in background

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Polygala pubiflora

Polygala pubiflora
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Aalwyndal
Observed: 19th February 2016
Added: 21st February 2016
Identifications:1
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Flower in De Hoop

Flower in De Hoop Nature Reserve
By: scottnramsay
Location: De Hoop Nature Reserve
Observed: 22nd October 2011
Added: 16th February 2016
Identifications:1
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Flower in De Hoop

Flower in De Hoop Nature Reserve
By: scottnramsay
Location: De Hoop Nature Reserve
Observed: 18th October 2011
Added: 16th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Polygala myrtifolia

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Location: Point Cape
Observed: 3rd December 2015
Added: 13th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Magaliesberg-polygala

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Location: Skeerpoort
Observed: 26th December 2015
Added: 9th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Polygala wittebergensis

Polygala wittebergensis
By: jillblignaut
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Langeberg Mountain Survey: 11DK
Observed: 1st September 2014
Added: 6th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Polygala fruticosa

Polygala fruticosa
By: jillblignaut
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Langeberg Mountain Survey: 11DK
Observed: 1st September 2014
Added: 6th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Polygala bracteolata

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By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed AtlasSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Bosch Hoek
Observed: 2nd February 2013
Added: 24th January 2016
Identifications:1
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A Polygala species?

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Location: UmPhafa Private Nature Reserve
Observed: 19th January 2016
Added: 22nd January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

Spiked inflorescence; tall, slender stalk

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Polygal garcin

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Location: Tafelberg
Observed: 30th November 2015
Added: 22nd January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Tiny Flowers

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Nursery Ravine/Skeleton Gorge Hike
Observed: 27th December 2015
Added: 14th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:2
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Purple polygala

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Platberg 1
Observed: 2nd January 2016
Added: 14th January 2016
Identifications:1
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Pretty Polly

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By: Richard Adcock
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Umgeni Valley nature Reserve
Observed: 29th December 2015
Added: 6th January 2016
Identifications:1
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Description:

Rambling prostrate herb/shrub

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Berg Polygala

Polygala rehmannii
By: lyle.ground
EThekwini Municipality Biodiversity, Climate & Gre
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Location: Trail to Orange Peel, Cathedral Peak
Observed: 31st December 2015
Added: 5th January 2016
Identifications:1
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Polygala sp.

Polygala 795 Pmb (3)
By: Mavourneen
South African National Biodiversity Institute
Plants expert
Location: Pietermaritzburg, lookout point at World's View
Observed: 1st January 2016
Added: 1st January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Shrub c. 1.5 m high

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Polygala ericaefolia

Polygala ericaefolia
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed AtlasSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Bonniedale
Observed: 2nd December 2015
Added: 26th December 2015
Identifications:1
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Polygala ericaefolia

Polygala ericaefolia
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed AtlasSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Paardekop Farm
Observed: 25th October 2015
Added: 22nd December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Persblom

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By: Joseph Heymans
Limpopo EDETProtea Atlas ProjectSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed Atlas
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Location: Middeldrift
Observed: 16th December 2015
Added: 21st December 2015
Identifications:1
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Polygala

Polygala
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Location: Pauline Bohnen
Observed: 12th December 2015
Added: 12th December 2015
Identifications:1
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Polygala

Polygala
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Location: Pauline Bohnen
Observed: 12th December 2015
Added: 12th December 2015
Likely ID: Polygala
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

dainty plant, ericoid leaves pressed closely to wiry stem, about 300 mm high with some branches, flowers small about 1 cm across, pale mauve

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Species with which Milkworts (Polygala) interacts