Polygala pumila Norlind

Camargo Keller, Victor, Lopes Pereira-Silva, Erico Fernando & Hardt, Elisa, 2021, High richness, new occurrences, and threatened species in a savanna grassland remnant in the largest Brazilian metropolis, Check List 17 (2), pp. 507-549 : 518-519

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.15560/17.2.507

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03948D7C-FFE6-F530-0F6B-DB17FEA6F96D

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Polygala pumila Norlind
status

 

Polygala pumila Norlind  

Figure 20F

Identification. Small prostrate herb, cylindrical stem very branched. Differentiated by its alternate to sub-op- posite, sessile or sub-sessile, elliptic-ovate leaves with mucronulate apex, 3.5–7 mm length and 1.5–5 mm wide.

species. Considered Presumably Extinct in São Paulo state, and Endangered in Brazil.

Brazilian range. South (PR state) and Southeast (except ES and RJ states) regions.

Material examined. BRAZIL – São Paulo • Franco da Rocha, Parque Estadual do Juquery ; 23°20′42″S, 046°42′06″W; 13 Dec. 2017; collection number vck132; HUFABC1938 GoogleMaps   .

Green-yellowish flowers in a spike.

Remarks. An unusual species, observed in low frequency in the PEJY grasslands and commonly occurring in clusters with other individuals from the same species. Considered Presumably Extinct in São Paulo state and Near Threatened in Brazil.

Brazilian range. South and Southeast regions (except ES and RJ states).

Material examined. BRAZIL – São Paulo • Franco da Rocha, Parque Estadual do Juquery ; 23°20′42″S, 046°42′06″W; 12 Sep. 2017; collection number vck86; HUFABC1932 GoogleMaps   .

Rubiaceae