Polygala cardiocarpa

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Polygala cardiocarpa


Herb up to 25 cm. Leaves ovate to elliptic, 6-55 by 4-30 mm, acute, base attenuate, laxly short-hairy, ciliate, 0.5-1.5 cm petioled. Flowers c. 3 mm long, glabrous, orange-yellow to bright yellow. Ovary obcordate, the upper cell smaller; Capsule asymmetric, broadly obcordate, c. 2.5 by 3.5 mm, provided with 2 unequal cross-veined wings. Seed ± ellipsoid, tuberculate, shortly hairy, at micropylar side with a minute oblique appendage covered by a rather small, obliquely lobed aril, at chalazal side with a minute appendage.


Asia-Tropical: Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Thailand (Thailand present), Burma present, Langkawi Is present
Burma, Thailand; in Malesia: Malay Peninsula (Langkawi Is.).


Similar to P. furcata ROYLE from N. India, latter has narrowly winged capsules without promi-Thailand and S. China, especially in the seed. The nent venation.


MUKHERJEE 1961 – In: Bull. Bot. Soc. Beng. p 36
CRAIB 1931 – In: Fl. Siam. En. p 100
CHODAT 1893 – In: Monogr. p 42
RIDLEY 1922 – In: Fl. Mal. Pen. p 139
CRAIB 1919 – In: Not. R. Bot. Gard. Edinb. 187, 188
ADEMA 1966: p. 260. – In: Blumea. f. 6