Polygala tatarinowii

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Polygala tatarinowii


Herb up to 25 cm. Leaves ovate to obovate, 2-35 by 1-20 mm, acute, base attenuate, laxly short-hairy, ciliate, 0.5-1 cm petioled. Flowersc. 1.5-2 mm long, glabrous, rosa-red to purple. Sepals blunt, the alae obovate, 5-nerved. Ovary orbicular; Capsule symmetric, ± quadrangular with rounded edges, apically to orbicular, c. 2 mm long, very narrowly winged all round (wings not visibly cross-veined), the truncate apex mucronate. Seed ellipsoid, not tuberculate, shortly hairy, at micro-pylar side with an obliquely lobed aril, at chalazal side inappendiculate.


Asia-Temperate: Iran (Iran present); Korea present; Taiwan (Taiwan present), Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present; Philippines (Philippines present), E. Siberia present, Japan present, Luzon present, Mindanao present, N. China present, Sepik present
Iran to N. China, Korea, E. Siberia, Japan and Taiwan; in Malesia: Philippines (Luzon, Mindanao) and New Guinea (Sepik); apparently very rare.


Polygala furcata ROYLE from N. India, Thailand and S. China differs in the following characters: keel with unlobed appendages, capsule not mucronate, seed tuberculate, almost globular, at chalazal side with a minute appendage.


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ADEMA 1966: p. 256. – In: Blumea: f. 1
REGEL 1970 – In: Blumea: 564
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Merr. 1923 – In: En. Philip.: 384
IQBAL DAR 1973: p. 2. – In: Fl. W. Pakist.: f. la-c
FORBES & HEMSLEY 1888 – In: J. Linn. Soc.: 62
GAGNEP. 1938: Fl. Gén. I.-C: 226: f. 1-6
OHWI 1965: Fl. Japan: 587
CHRTEK & KRÍSA 1977 – In: Fl. Iranica: 2