7973.000 Barleria L.

Description of the genus

Small shrubs or suffrutices. Leaves opposite. Flowers usually in cymes, or solitary and axillary, or in terminal spikes or heads with reduced leaves; bracts and bracteoles sometimes spiny. Calyx 4-partite; segments unequal, leaf-like or membranous, sometimes spiny, the two outer enclosing the inner. Corolla ± actinomorphic, 4-5-lobed or ± 2-lipped, with a tubular base; lobes obovate, sometimes unequal. Stamens 2 or 4, not didynamous. Ovary 2-locular with 2 ovules per loculus. Capsule solid in upper part; seeds flat with hygroscopic hairs.

Derivation of name: After Jacques Barrelier (1606-1673), a Dominican monk and French botanist

Worldwide: 250 species in the tropics

Zimbabwe: 33 taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Sarangesa motozi (Forest elfin) Larval foodplant
Barleria albostellata

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
affinis C.B. Clarke subsp. affinis W,SDescription, Image
albostellata C.B. ClarkeN,W,E,SDescription, Image
ameliae A. MeeuseN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
aromatica Oberm.[End][LR-nt]N,W,E,SDescription, Image
bremekampii Oberm.WDescription
capitata KlotzschN,WDescription, Image
coriacea Oberm.SDescription, Image
crassa C.B. Clarke subsp. crassa N,C,E,SDescription, Image
crossandriformis C.B.ClarkeSDescription, Image
elegans C.B. Clarke subsp. orientalis I.Darbysh.SDescription, Image
eylesii S.Moore[End]W,E,SDescription, Image
fissimuroides I. Darbysh.[NrEnd]E
heterotricha Lindau subsp. heterotricha S
heterotricha Lindau subsp. mutareensis I. Darbysh.[End]E,S
hirta Oberm.C,E,SDescription, Image
holstii LindauEImage
holubii C.B. Clarke subsp. holubii WDescription, Image
hydeana I. Darbysh.[End][DD]CDescription, Image
lancifolia T. AndersonE,SDescription, Image
lugardii C.B.ClarkeN,WDescription, Image
mackenii Hook.f.N,W,C,SDescription, Image
macrostegia NeesW,CDescription, Image
matopensis S.MooreN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
molensis Wild[End][VU]C,SDescription, Image
quadriloba Oberm.S
randii S. MooreW,SDescription, Image
rhodesiaca Oberm.N,WImage
senensis KlotzschN,W,E,SDescription, Image
spinulosa Klotzsch subsp. kirkii (T.Anderson) I.Darbysh. N,W,C,E,SImage
spinulosa Klotzsch subsp. spinulosa N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
taitensis S. Moore subsp. rogersii (S.Moore) I.Darbysh.N,W,S
ventricosa Hochst. ex NeesN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
virgula C.B. ClarkeE,SImage

Other sources of information about Barleria:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Barleria
Flora of Caprivi: Barleria
Flora of Malawi: Barleria
Flora of Mozambique: Barleria
Flora of Zambia: Barleria
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Barleria

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Barleria
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Barleria
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Barleria
Wikipedia: Barleria
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Barleria
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Barleria

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Barleria.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1340, retrieved 27 January 2023

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