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2011
Polygala chamaebuxus
Trees and shrubs | Magnoliopsida

Scientific Name - chamaebuxus Polygala L.

Synonyms - Chamaebuxus alpestris

Popular names - falso BOSSO, bozzolina, Scarpetta della Madonna.

Distribution and Habitat - native to Central, Eastern and South-East, it grows on rocky places in alpine floor.

Description - perennial, evergreen, subfrutescenta. Stems branched, ascending or prostrate, dark gray, 5-25 cm high, forming compact bushes. Leaves persistent, alternate, sessile, glabra coriacee, entire, elliptical to lanceolate, obtuse or short mucronat top. Flowers axillary, solitary or 2-4, arranged terminal, elongated wings oblong spatulate to obovate, 10-12 mm long, yellow with time become reddish, petals yellow-white side, the previous yellow to orange. Stamens 8, filaments based on Overgrown. Stalk erect. Blooms in March andUnie. Fruit capsule, clear wing to round obovata obovata or obcordata. Seeds ovoid, hairy.

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