Barleria spinulosa Klotzsch
subsp. kirkii (T.Anderson) I.Darbysh.

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Barleria spinulosa subsp. kirkii

Photo: Darrel Plowes
Near Mt Rudd, Save Valley

Barleria spinulosa subsp. kirkii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hot Springs, by lake

Barleria spinulosa subsp. kirkii

Photo: Mark Hyde

Barleria spinulosa subsp. kirkii

Photo: Mark Hyde

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Synonyms: Barleria kirkii T. Anderson
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Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: kirkii: named after Dr John Kirk, who accompanied David Livingstone on his Zambezi expedition of 1858
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 18. As Barleria kirkii

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 67 - 71. (Includes a picture).

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. As Barleria kirkii

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 13. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Mozambique: Barleria spinulosa subsp. kirkii
Flora of Zambia: Barleria spinulosa subsp. kirkii

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Barleria spinulosa
African Plant Database: Barleria spinulosa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Barleria spinulosa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Barleria spinulosa
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Barleria spinulosa
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Barleria spinulosa
JSTOR Plant Science: Barleria spinulosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Barleria spinulosa
Plants of the World Online: Barleria spinulosa
Tropicos: Barleria spinulosa
Wikipedia: Barleria spinulosa

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Barleria spinulosa subsp. kirkii., retrieved 23 June 2024

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