Barleria senensis Klotzsch

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Barleria senensis

Photo: Darrel Plowes
Mutema (Mtema) CL, Save valley near Birchenough Bridge

Barleria senensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hot Springs, by lake

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Status: Native
Small spiny shrub, to 1 m. Inflorescence a cylindric, terminal spike. Flowers yellow to orange; bracts glaucous.
Derivation of specific name: senensis: from Sena on the Zambezi River in Mozambique
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
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Images last updated: Wednesday 28 March 2007

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 18.

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 115 - 117. (Includes a picture).

Retief, E. & Herman, P.P.J. (1997). Plants of the northern provinces of South Africa: keys and diagnostic characters Strelitzia 6 Page 218.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 17.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 194.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Barleria senensis
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West African Plants database: Barleria senensis

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 senensis., retrieved 28 October 2016

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