Polygala paniculata L., Syst. Nat. ed. 10 2: 1154 1759. (syn: Polygala brasiliensis Mart.; Polygala humilis Vell.; Polygala paniculata var. carlotina Krause; Polygala paniculata f. leucoptera S.F. Blake; Polygala quitensis Turcz.; Polygala ramosissima Cav.);

Mexico (Campeche, Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Morelos, Oaxaca,
Puebla, Queretaro, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosi, Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatan),
Costa Rica, Panama, Belize, Nicaragua, Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Puerto Rico,
Lesser Antilles (Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Lucia, St.
Vincent), Isla Margarita, Trinidad, Galapagos Isl., Venezuela (Anzoategui,
Aragua, Barinas, Bolivar, Cojedes, Delta Amacuro, Distrito Federal, Falcon,
Guarico, Lara, Merida, Miranda, Monagas, Nueva Esparta, Portuguesa, Sucre,
Tachira, Trujillo, Yaracuy, Zulia), N-Brazil (Roraima, Amazonas), NE-Brazil
(Paraiba, Pernambuco, Bahia, Alagoas), C-Brazil (Mato Grosso, Goias, Distrito
Federal), SE-Brazil (Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro),
Argentina (Corrientes, Entre Rios), S-Brazil (Parana, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa
Catarina), Paraguay (Guaira), Colombia (Antioquia, Boyacá, Cauca, Chocó,
Cundinamarca, Huila, Magdalena, Meta, Nariño, Risaralda, Santander, Tolima,
Valle), Peru, Ecuador, Guyana, Australia (introduced) (Queensland (introduced),
New South Wales (introduced)), Taiwan (introduced), China (introduced)
(Guangdong (introduced)), Java (introduced), Malesia (widespread (introduced)),
Philippines (introduced), Vietnam (introduced),
Fiji (introduced), New Caledonia
(introduced), Samoa (introduced), Nigeria (introduced), Central African Republic
(introduced), Singapore (introduced), Ryukyu Isl. (introduced), American Samoa
(introduced) (Manua Isl. (introduced), Tutuila (introduced)), Gilbert Isl.
(introduced) (Tarawa (introduced)), Marquesas Isl. (introduced), Micronesia
(introduced) (Yap (introduced), Fais (introduced), Truk (introduced), Moen
(introduced), Fefan (introduced), Pohnpei (introduced)), Palau Isl. (introduced)
(Babeldaob (introduced), Koror (introduced), Ngarakabesang (introduced), Malakal
(introduced)), Society Isl. (introduced) (Samoa (introduced), Wallis Isl.
(introduced), Niue (introduced)), Southern Marianas (introduced) (Guam
(introduced)), Tokelau (introduced) (Swains Isl. (introduced)), Western Samoa
(introduced) (Aleipata Isl. (introduced), Upolu), Niue (introduced), Hawaii
(introduced) (Kauai (introduced), Oahu (introduced), Maui (introduced), Hawaii
Isl. (introduced)), USA (introduced) (Maryland (introduced))
as per Catalogue of Life

Common name: Root Beer Plant, Island Snake-root, Milkwort



Polygala sp SN151117 : 9 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

Wild Polygala species from Idukki hill area of Kerala

Polygala paniculata

Out of the following three, only Polygala erioptera is found in India, with which it is not matching as per images herein:

Actually what happened is that, the report of P. paniculata distribution in India was published in JETB (I dont know the author and year of publication). Unfortunately the paper is not available in online. This species is plenty available especially in Idukki ranges.

Thanks, … You mean Polygala paniculata L.

Yes, Now it is reported in India



Mountainous Herb-Shrub:  Could you help me ID our plant please. Herb-shrub ca 1 m tall. Loc.
southern slope of Mt Slamet, Central Java, ca 1000 m alt. 

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