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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Genisteae[1]
Genus: Polhillia
C. H. Stirt.

7–8; see text.

Polhillia is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. It belongs to the subfamily Faboideae.


Polhillia comprises the following species:[2][3][4]


Species names with uncertain taxonomic status[edit]

The status of the following species is unresolved:[4]

  • Polhillia obsoleta (Harv.) B.-E.van Wyk


  1. ^ Cardoso D; Pennington RT; de Queiroz LP; Boatwright JS; Van Wyk B-E; Wojciechowski MF; Lavin M (2013). "Reconstructing the deep-branching relationships of the papilionoid legumes". S Afr J Bot. 89: 58–75. doi:10.1016/j.sajb.2013.05.001. 
  2. ^ "ILDIS LegumeWeb entry for Polhillia". International Legume Database & Information Service. Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  3. ^ USDA; ARS; National Genetic Resources Program. "GRIN species records of Polhillia". Germplasm Resources Information Network—(GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "The Plant List entry for Polhillia". The Plant List. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Missouri Botanical Garden. 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Boatwright JS (2010). "A rare new species of Polhillia (Genisteae, Fabaceae)". S Afr J Bot. 76 (1): 142–145. doi:10.1016/j.sajb.2009.07.006. 
  6. ^ Curtis OE, Stirton CH, & Muasya AM. 2013. A conservation and floristic assessment of poorly known species rich quartz-silcrete outcrops within Rûens Shale Renosterveld (Overberg, Western Cape), with taxonomic descriptions of five new species. South African Journal of Botany 87: 99–111.