Barleria crassa C.B. Clarke
subsp. crassa

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Barleria crassa subsp. crassa

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Chiduku TTL, Rusape

Barleria crassa subsp. crassa

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Domboshawa

Barleria crassa subsp. crassa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Barleria crassa subsp. crassa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Barleria crassa subsp. crassa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Barleria crassa subsp. crassa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Barleria crassa subsp. crassa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road above lake-filled open mine, Mt Buchwa

Barleria crassa subsp. crassa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road above lake-filled open mine, Mt Buchwa

Barleria crassa subsp. crassa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road above lake-filled open mine, Mt Buchwa

Barleria crassa subsp. crassa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road above lake-filled open mine, Mt Buchwa

Barleria crassa subsp. crassa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road above lake-filled open mine, Mt Buchwa

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Synonyms: Barleria nyasensis sensu auct., non C.B.Clarke
Barleria venosa Oberm.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb or shrub upto 2.5 m tall but usually much smaller; armed with spinescent bracteoles. Leaves subsessile,somewhat fleshy, oblong-elliptic, obovate or suborbicular, 0.7-4.5 cmlong, usually minutely spine-tipped, with coarse appressed hairs above and on the veins beneath, elsewhere with whitish spreading hairs beneath; margin rolled under, especially when young. Flowers axillary or subterminal in 1-3-flowered clusters. Bracteoles spinose, 5-18 mm long, straight or curved, often persisting as paired axillary spines. Calyx often purplish towards the apex and on the veins; outer lobes broadly ovate to elliptic; margin finely toothed or subentire, rarely spine-toothed. Corolla blue, mauve or purple, with a tube 15-24 mm long, funnel-shaped above; upper lobes 6-15 mm long; lateral lobes and lower lobe 9-18 mm long. Capsule 11.5- 17 mm long, hairless.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In rocky or sandy habitats.
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 1650 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Eastern Angola, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Possibly in Southern DRC and Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 13 June 2018
Literature:

Biegel, H.M. (1977). Check-list of ornamental plants used in Rhodesian parks and gardens. Rhodesia Agricultural Journal. Research Report No. 3. Page 26.

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 53 - 55. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 274. As Barleria crassa

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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Flora of Malawi: Barleria crassa subsp. crassa
Flora of Zambia: Barleria crassa subsp. crassa
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Barleria crassa subsp. crassa

External websites:

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


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 crassa subsp. crassa.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153530, retrieved 19 August 2018

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