Barleria eylesii S.Moore

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Barleria eylesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila, Matobo

Barleria eylesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila, Matobo

Barleria eylesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila, Matobo

Barleria eylesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila, Matobo

Barleria eylesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila, Matobo

Barleria eylesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila, Matobo

Barleria eylesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila, Matobo

Barleria eylesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila, Matobo

Barleria eylesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila, Matobo

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Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Much-branched, spiny small shrub, up to c. 40 cm high; stems pubescent. Leaves opposite, elliptic to lanceolate, up to 1.5 cm long, spine-tipped, strigose on the margin, midrib and veins beneath; petiole up to 2.5 mm long. Flowers in 2-8-flowered clusters in of the leaf axils of each pair of leaves near the ends of branches; bracteoles spiny, largest 9-17 mm long. Calyx mauve when young, later drying pale-coloured; lobes lanceolate, largest up to 14 mm long; margin with short lateral spines. Corolla 22-37 mm long, blueish mauve or lilac, pubescent outside with both glandular and eglandular hairs. Capsule 9-12.5 mm long, hairless.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: eylesii: named after Frederick Eyles (1864 - 1937)
Habitat: Usually in partial shade among boulders on large granite hills.
Altitude range: (metres) 600 - 1550 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Only known from the Central Watershed in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
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Images last updated: Thursday 25 February 2021
Literature:

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 5.

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 47 - 48.

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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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Barleria eylesii
African Plant Database: Barleria eylesii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Barleria eylesii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Barleria eylesii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Barleria eylesii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Barleria eylesii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Barleria eylesii
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Barleria eylesii
iNaturalist: Barleria eylesii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Barleria eylesii
JSTOR Plant Science: Barleria eylesii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Barleria eylesii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Barleria eylesii
Plants of the World Online: Barleria eylesii
Tropicos: Barleria eylesii
Wikipedia: Barleria eylesii


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Barleria eylesii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153560, retrieved 11 May 2021

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