Barleria hirta Oberm.

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Barleria hirta

Photo: Darrel Plowes
Nyahodi River, Chimanimani.

Barleria hirta

Photo: Mark Hyde

Barleria hirta

Photo: Mark Hyde

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Common names:
Status: Native
Shrubby perennial, up to 60 cm. Leaves linear. Flowers mauve-blue; bracts not spiny.
Derivation of specific name: hirta: hairy
Habitat: On rocky outcrops, particularly in areas of higher rainfall.
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E,S
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Images last updated: Friday 30 March 2007

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 190 - 191. (Includes a picture).

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 103 - 104.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 125, plate 166


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Barleria hirta
Tropicos: Barleria hirta
West African Plants database: Barleria hirta

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Barleria hirta., retrieved 23 October 2016

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