Data about <i>Polygala paniculata</i>

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Distribution

Data about <i>Polygala paniculata</i>
Native range includes
Additional detail Puerto Rico USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
Introduced range includes
Additional detail French Polynesia Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Hawaii, USA USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
Additional detail Lower 48 United States of America USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
Additional detail New Caledonia (Nouvelle Caledonie) Global Invasive Species Listings  
  • Geographic distribution
    A description of the geographic distribution, or range, of the taxon. Includes descriptions of global, regional, or political aspects of range and whether the taxon is native or introduced in portions of the range and endemicity.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/voc/SPMInfoItems#Distribution
Geographic distribution
Additional detail Caribbean - Caribbean - Leeward Islands Missouri Botanical Garden  
Additional detail Caribbean - Caribbean - Puerto Rico Missouri Botanical Garden  
Additional detail Caribbean - Caribbean - Windward Islands Missouri Botanical Garden  
Additional detail Mesoamerica - Mexico - Veracruz Missouri Botanical Garden  
Additional detail South America - Ecuador - Imbabura Missouri Botanical Garden  

Physical Description

Data about <i>Polygala paniculata</i>
  • Plant growth habit
    The general growth form of a plant - its size and branching - also its woodiness. Some plants have different growth habits depending on environment or location, so a plant can have more than one value.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/PlantHabit
Plant growth habit
Additional detail forb/herb
  • Forb/herb
    Vascular plant without significant woody tissue above or at the ground. Forbs and herbs may be annual, biennial, or perennial but always lack significant thickening by secondary woody growth and have perennating buds borne at or below the ground surface. In the PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov/), graminoids are excluded but ferns, horsetails, lycopods, and whisk-ferns are included.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/forbHerb
USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  

Ecology

Data about <i>Polygala paniculata</i>
Habitat
Additional detail terrestrial habitat
  • Terrestrial habitat
    A habitat that is on or at the boundary of the surface of the Earth.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002009
IUCN  
Habitat
Additional detail headwater
  • Headwater
    The upper part of a river system, denoting the upper basin and source streams of a river.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000153
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail protected area
  • Protected area
    An area of land and/or a body of water especially dedicated to the protection and maintenance of biological diversity, and of natural and associated cultural resources, and managed through legal or other effective means.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000358
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail terrestrial biome
  • Terrestrial biome
    A biome that applies to the terrestrial realm.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000446
Environments - EOL project  
  • Wetland Indicator Status (NWPL)
    Five indicator statuses, or ratings, are used in the United States National Wetland Plant List to designate a plant species’ preference for occurrence in a wetland or upland: Upland (UPL), Facultative Upland (FACU), Facultative (FAC), Facultative Wetland (FACW), and Obligate Wetland (OBL). The statuses represent the estimated probability of a species occurring in wetlands versus nonwetlands in a region.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/WetlandIndicatorStatus
Wetland Indicator Status (NWPL)
Additional detail Facultative Upland
  • Facultative Upland
    Nonhydrophyte. Usually occur in non-wetlands, but may occur in wetlands.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/nwpl_facu
National Wetland Plant List  
Additional detail Facultative Upland
  • Facultative Upland
    Nonhydrophyte. Usually occur in non-wetlands, but may occur in wetlands.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/nwpl_facu
National Wetland Plant List  
Elevation max
Additional detail 2,600 m Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Department of Botany  
median Additional detail 600 m Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Department of Botany  

Life History and Behavior

Data about <i>Polygala paniculata</i>
Life cycle habit
Additional detail annual
  • Annual
    Of plant duration, a plant whose life span ends within one year after germination, e.g. a winter annual germinating in the autumn and flowering in the spring (esp. in Mediterranean climates), approximately synonymous to therophyte, c.f. biennial, ephemeral, perennial, c.f. also of flowering with respect to architecture, hapaxanthic, monocarpic, pleonanthic.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/annual
USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  

Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Data about <i>Polygala paniculata</i>
Conservation status
Additional detail critically endangered
  • Critically endangered
    A taxon is Critically Endangered when the best available evidence indicates that it meets any of the criteria A to E for Critically Endangered, and it is therefore considered to be facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/criticallyEndangered
IUCN  

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