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Osborne Dam, next to the dam
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Barleria clivorum C.B. Clarke Barleria consanguinea Klotzsch Barleria squarrosa Klotzsch
Description: Small herbaceous shrub, up to 1.3 m tall, sometimes scrambling. Stems covered in short and coarse yellowish hairs. Leaves opposite, ovate or elliptic, 4-10 cm long, densely covered in pale grey stellate hairs when young, becoming more or less hairless when older. Flowers in 2-7-flowered axillary clusters. Bracteoles linear-lanceolate, in unequal pairs, largest 10-23 mm long; margin with widely spaced teeth and a spiny apex. Calyx lobes broadly ovate, largest 13-19 mm long, translucent with conspicuous reddish-brown veining; margin with coarse spiny teeth. Corolla 27-37 mm long, blue-mauve with a white tube, hairy on the outside. Capsule 11-13.5 mm long, mostly hairless.
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Habitat: Deciduous woodland often in riverine fringes, rarely in lowland forest.
Altitude range: (metres)
150 - 1350 m
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa.
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Other sources of information about Barleria spinulosa: Our websites: Flora of Mozambique
Barleria spinulosa Flora of Zambia
Barleria spinulosa External websites: African Plant Database
Barleria spinulosa Biodiversity Explorer
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Barleria spinulosa ePIC
(electronic Plant Information Center):
Barleria spinulosa Flora Zambesiaca
Barleria spinulosa Google
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Barleria spinulosa IPNI
(International Plant Names Index):
Barleria spinulosa JSTOR Plant Science
Barleria spinulosa Kew Herbarium catalogue
Barleria spinulosa Tropicos
Barleria spinulosa West African Plants database
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Barleria spinulosa subsp. spinulosa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153710, retrieved 13 December 2013
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