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Vernacular names of plants within the Genus Polygala

candyroot
milkwort
polygala
procession flower
violet tree

Hierarchical position of the Genus Polygala

   Regnum  Plantae
common name: The plant kingdom
  
   Divisio  Magnoliophyta Cronquist
syn. Angiospermophyta / Anthophyta
pub. Takht. & Zimmerm. ex Reveal, Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: angiosperms, flowering plants
  
   Subdivisio  Magnoliophytina Frohne & U. Jensen ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: Angiosperms
  
   Classis  Rosopsida Batsch
pub. Dispos. Gen. Pl. Jenens.: 28. 1788.
  
   Subclassis  Rosidae Takht.
pub. Sist. Filog. Cvetk. Rast.: 264. Jan-Mar 1967.
  
   SuperOrdo  Geranianae Thorne ex Reveal
pub. Novon 2: 236. 1992.
  
   Ordo  Polygalales Dumort.
pub. Anal. Fam. Pl.: 20. 1829.
  
   Subordo  Polygalineae Bessey in C.K. Adams
pub. Johnson's Universal Cyclop. 8: 461. 15 Nov 1895.
  
   Familia  Polygalaceae R. Br. in Flinders
pub. Voy. Terra Austr. 2: 542. 19 Jul 1814.
common name: Milkworts
  
   Subfamilia  Polygaloideae Eaton
pub. Bot. Dict., ed. 4: 46. Apr-Mai 1836.
  
   Tribus  Polygaleae Fr.
pub. Fl. Scan.: 35, 38. 1835.
  
   Genus  Polygala L.
pub. (1753)
common name: polygala
  

Named members of the Genus Polygala

1
   Species  aboriginum Small
syn. Polygala polygama
2
   Species  acanthoclada Gray
 
3
   Varietas  intricata Eastw.
syn. Polygala intermontana
4
   Species  alba Nutt.
 
5
   Varietas  suspecta S. Wats.
syn. Polygala alba
6
   Species  ambigua Nutt.
common name: whorled milkwort
7
   Species  arenicola Small, non Guerke
syn. Polygala smallii
8
   Species  balduinii Nutt.
 
9
   Varietas  balduinii
common name: Baldwin's milkwort
10
   Varietas  carteri (Small) R.R. Sm. & Ward
common name: Carter's milkwort
11
   Varietas  chlorgena Torr. & Gray
syn. Polygala ramosa
12
   Species  barbeyana Chod.
common name: blue milkwort
13
   Species  boykinii Nutt.
 
14
   Varietas  boykinii
common name: Boykin's milkwort
15
   Varietas  sparsifolia Wheelock
common name: Boykin's milkwort
16
   Varietas  suborbicularis R.W. Long
syn. Polygala boykinii var. boykinii
17
   Species  brevifolia Nutt.
common name: littleleaf milkwort
18
   Species  brizoides St.-Hil.
syn. Polygala violacea
19
   Species  californica Nutt.
common name: California milkwort
20
   Species  chapmanii Torr. & Gray
common name: Chapman's milkwort
21
   Species  corallicola Small
syn. Polygala grandiflora var. angustifolia
22
   Species  cornuta Kellogg
 
23
   Varietas  cornuta
common name: Sierra milkwort
24
   Subspecies  fishiae (Parry) Munz
syn. Polygala cornuta var. fishiae
25
   Varietas  fishiae (Parry) Jepson
common name: Sierra milkwort
26
   Subspecies  pollardii (Munz) Munz
syn. Polygala cornuta var. fishiae
27
   Varietas  pollardii Munz
syn. Polygala cornuta var. fishiae
28
   Species  cowellii (Britt.) Blake
common name: violet tree
29
   Species  crenata C.W. James
common name: scalloped milkwort
30
   Species  crotalarioides Buch.-Ham. ex DC.
common name: polygala
31
   Species  crucianelloides DC.
common name: Caribbean milkwort
32
   Species  cruciata L.
common name: cross-leave milkwort
  
 
33
   Varietas  aquilonia Fern. & Schub.
common name: drumheads
34
   Varietas  cruciata
common name: drumheads
35
   Varietas  cuspidata (Hook. & Arn.) Wood
syn. Polygala cruciata var. cruciata
36
   Species  cumulicola Small
syn. Polygala grandiflora var. grandiflora
37
   Species  curtissii Gray
common name: Curtiss' milkwort
38
   Species  cymosa Walt.
common name: tall pinebarren milkwort
39
   Species  eucosma S.F. Blake
40
   Species  fishiae Parry
syn. Polygala cornuta var. fishiae
41
   Species  flagellaris Small
syn. Polygala boykinii var. sparsifolia
42
   Species  glandulosa Kunth
common name: glandular milkwort
43
   Species  glochidiata Kunth
common name: tropical milkwort
44
   Species  grandiflora Walt.
 
45
   Varietas  angustifolia Torr. & Gray
common name: showy milkwort
46
   Varietas  grandiflora
common name: showy milkwort
47
   Varietas  leiodes Blake
syn. Polygala grandiflora var. angustifolia
48
   Species  harperi Small
syn. Polygala mariana
49
   Species  hecatantha Urban
common name: West Indian milkwort
50
   Species  hemipterocarpa Gray
common name: winged milkwort
51
   Species  heterorhyncha (Barneby) T. Wendt
common name: beaked spiny polygala
52
   Species  hookeri Torr. & Gray
common name: Hooker's milkwort
53
   Species  incarnata L.
common name: procession flower
54
   Species  intermontana T. Wendt
common name: Intermountain milkwort
55
   Species  leptocaulis Torr. & Gray
common name: swamp milkwort
56
   Species  leptostachys Shuttlw. ex Gray
common name: Georgia milkwort
57
   Species  lewtonii Small
common name: Lewton's milkwort
58
   Species  lindheimeri Gray
 
59
   Varietas  lindheimeri
common name: shrubby milkwort
60
   Varietas  parvifolia Wheelock
common name: shrubby milkwort
61
   Species  longa Blake
syn. Polygala barbeyana
62
   Species  longicaulis Kunth
common name: longstem milkwort
63
   Species  lutea L.
common name: orange milkwort
64
   Species  macradenia Gray
common name: glandleaf milkwort
65
   Species  maravillasensis Correll
common name: Maravillas milkwort
66
   Species  mariana P. Mill.
common name: Maryland milkwort
67
   Species  miamiensis Small ex Blake
syn. Polygala grandiflora var. angustifolia
68
   Species  minutifolia auct. non Rose
syn. Polygala nudata
69
   Species  monticola Kunth
 
70
   Varietas  brizoides (St.-Hil.) Steyermark
syn. Polygala violacea
71
   Species  nana (Michx.) DC.
common name: candyroot
72
   Species  nitida Brandeg.
 
73
   Varietas  goliadensis T. Wendt
common name: shining milkwort
74
   Varietas  tamaulipana T. Wendt
common name: shining milkwort
75
   Species  northropiana R.N. Banerjee
syn. Polygala boykinii var. sparsifolia
76
   Species  nudata Brandeg.
common name: smallflower milkwort
77
   Species  nuttallii Torr. & Gray
common name: Nuttall's milkwort
78
   Species  obscura Benth.
common name: velvetseed milkwort
79
   Species  orthotricha Blake
syn. Polygala obscura
80
   Species  ovatifolia Gray
common name: eggleaf milkwort
81
   Species  palmeri S. Wats.
common name: Palmer's milkwort
82
   Species  paniculata L.
common name: orosne
83
   Species  paucifolia Willd.
common name: gaywings
84
   Species  penaea L.
 
85
   Subspecies  portoricensis (Britt.) Gillis
common name: crevajosa
86
   Species  piliophora Blake
common name: Huachuca Mountain milkwort
87
   Species  planellasii Molinet & Maz
88
   Species  polygama Walt.
 
89
   Varietas  obtusata Chod.
syn. Polygala polygama
90
   Varietas  ramulosa Farw.
syn. Polygala polygama
91
   Species  portoricensis (Britt.) Blake
syn. Polygala penaea ssp. portoricensis
92
   Species  praetervisa Chod.
syn. Polygala boykinii var. sparsifolia
93
   Species  pretzii Pennell
syn. Polygala verticillata var. verticillata
94
   Species  racemosa Blake
syn. Polygala barbeyana
95
   Species  ramosa Ell.
common name: low pinebarren milkwort
96
   Species  ramosior (Nash) Small
syn. Polygala cruciata var. cruciata
97
   Species  rectipilis Blake
common name: New Mexico milkwort
98
   Species  reducta Blake
syn. Polygala barbeyana
99
   Species  rimulicola Steyermark
 
100
   Varietas  mescalerorum T. Wendt & T.K. Todsen
common name: Mescalero milkwort
101
   Varietas  rimulicola
common name: Steyermark's milkwort
102
   Species  rugelii Shuttlw. ex Chapman
common name: yellow milkwort
103
   Species  rusbyi Greene
common name: Rusby's milkwort
104
   Species  sanguinea L.
common name: purple milkwort
105
   Species  scoparioides Chod.
common name: broom milkwort
106
   Species  senega L.
common name: Seneca snakeroot
  
 
107
   Varietas  latifolia Torr. & Gray
syn. Polygala senega
108
   Species  setacea Michx.
common name: coastalplain milkwort
109
   Species  smallii R.R. Sm. & Ward
common name: tiny milkwort
110
   Species  subspinosa S. Wats.
 
111
   Varietas  heterorhyncha Barneby
syn. Polygala heterorhyncha
112
   Species  tenuiloba Blake
common name: slenderlobe milkwort
113
   Species  tweedyi Britt. ex Wheelock
syn. Polygala lindheimeri var. parvifolia
114
   Species  verticillata L.
 
115
   Varietas  ambigua (Nutt.) Wood
syn. Polygala ambigua
116
   Varietas  dolichoptera Fern.
syn. Polygala ambigua
117
   Varietas  isocycla Fern.
common name: whorled milkwort
118
   Varietas  sphenostachya Pennell
syn. Polygala verticillata var. isocycla
119
   Varietas  verticillata
common name: whorled milkwort
120
   Species  violacea Aubl.
common name: violet milkwort
121
   Species  viridescens L.
syn. Polygala sanguinea
122
   Species  vulgaris L.
common name: milkwort
  
123
   Species  watsonii Chod.
common name: Watson's milkwort

Individual specimen entries are published in the sample database supplied with The Compleat Botanica for species or varieties of this supra-generic taxon.

Additional information is available in the commercial version of The Compleat Botanica software for species with this symbol.

 

For a description of the methodology followed in establishing this hierarchy see the note Nomenclature used in The Compleat Botanica.

 

Last reviewed November 01, 2004   

 

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