Barleria aromatica Oberm.

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Barleria aromatica

Photo: Darrel Plowes
Nr light industrial sites, Mutare.

Barleria aromatica

Photo: Bart Wursten
On slopes behind the Valley of the Kings, Mutare

Barleria aromatica

Photo: Bart Wursten
On slopes behind the Valley of the Kings, Mutare

Barleria aromatica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd near Altar Site, Mutare

Barleria aromatica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd near Altar Site, Mutare

Barleria aromatica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd near Altar Site, Mutare

Barleria aromatica

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

Barleria aromatica

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

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Status: Native
Description:
Bushy perennial herb, mostly less than 1 m tall. Stems with a mixture of short white and longer yellowish hairs. Leaves elliptic, oblong or ovate, 1-4.2 cm long, often immature at flowering time, hairs buff or golden-yellow on both surfaces but most dense on the prominent veins beneath; margin rolled under when young; petiole 0-3 mm long. Flowers axillary, 1-2 together on peduncles 13-42 mm long; bracteoles ovate or elliptic to linear, 2-7 mm long; margin entire with a recurved apex; pedicels 0-6 mm long. Calyx green to pinkish with darker reticulate venation; outer lobes elliptic, oblong or lanceolate, 9-20 mm long, buff- to yellow-strigose; margin entire; lateral lobes lanceolate, 9-16 mm long. Corolla 31-48 mm long, mauve, or rarely white to pale pink, sometimes with a yellow throat, pubescent on the outside, 5-lobed with 2 smaller upper lobes and 3 large lobes (3 lateral and one lower). Capsule 17-21 mm long, hairless except for an apical tuft.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: aromatica: aromatic
Habitat: On open rocky hillsides,often on serpentine but also on granite outcrops.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1600 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Only known from Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Images last updated: Friday 30 March 2007
Literature:

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Page 58.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 131.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 13.


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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Barleria aromatica
African Plant Database: Barleria aromatica
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Barleria aromatica
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Barleria aromatica
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Barleria aromatica
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Barleria aromatica
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Barleria aromatica
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Barleria aromatica
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Barleria aromatica
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Barleria aromatica
Ispot Southern Africa: Barleria aromatica
JSTOR Plant Science: Barleria aromatica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Barleria aromatica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Barleria aromatica
The Plant List (version 1.1): Barleria aromatica
Tropicos: Barleria aromatica


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Barleria aromatica.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153510, retrieved 23 September 2018

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