Barleria spinulosa Klotzsch
subsp. spinulosa

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Barleria spinulosa subsp. spinulosa

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Osborne Dam, next to the dam

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Synonyms: Barleria clivorum C.B. Clarke
Barleria consanguinea Klotzsch
Barleria squarrosa Klotzsch
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
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
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Barleria spinulosa
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West African Plants database: Barleria spinulosa

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Barleria spinulosa subsp. spinulosa., retrieved 28 August 2014

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