Barleria hydeana I. Darbysh.

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Barleria hydeana

Photo: Penny English
Mazuri farm dam wall

Barleria hydeana

Photo: Penny English
Mazuri farm dam wall

Barleria hydeana

Photo: Penny English
Mazuri farm dam wall

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Frequency: Local and scarce
Status: Native
Description:
Shrubby herb covered in short and long hairs and sticky glandular pubescence. Leaves subsessile, oblong-elliptic, up to 2 cm long, mucronate at the apex, with long pale-buff hairs above, on the margin and on the veins beneath, elsewhere beneath with short hairs and sometimes glandular. Flowers solitary in the leaf axils, densely sticky glandular; peduncle 10-16 mm long; bracteoles spine-like, 13-19 mm long. Calyx with larger lobes oblong-obovate to obovate-elliptic, 10-16 mm long; margin sub-entire or sometimes with 2-6 prominent spiny teeth, densely short glandular-pubescent. Lateral lobes linear-lanceolate, 7-12 mm long. Corolla 2.5-3.5 cm long, pubescent and glandular outside; tube whitish outside, yellowish inside. Lobes pink with 3 larger lobes 15-17 mm long and 2 upper lobes greatly reduced, triangular up to 5 mm long. Capsule 18-19 mm long, hairless except for an apical tuft.
Notes: Its specialised and very restricted distribution likely makes this species Vulnerable
Derivation of specific name: hydeana: named after Mark Hyde, co-author, editor of this Online Flora of Zimbabwe, who collected the type specimen.
Habitat: Wooded grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1250 - 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Only known from a small area in the Midlands of Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: C
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Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Images last updated: Saturday 23 June 2018
Literature:

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 60 - 61.


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External websites:

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Barleria hydeana.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=203180, retrieved 19 June 2019

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