Barleria coriacea Oberm.

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Barleria coriacea

Photo: Penny English
Less than 1 km E of Karombi tank, Mazunga area of the Bubye Valley Conservancy

Barleria coriacea

Photo: Penny English
Less than 1 km E of Karombi tank, Mazunga area of the Bubye Valley Conservancy

Barleria coriacea

Photo: Penny English
Less than 1 km E of Karombi tank, Mazunga area of the Bubye Valley Conservancy

Barleria coriacea

Photo: Penny English
Less than 1 km E of Karombi tank, Mazunga area of the Bubye Valley Conservancy

Barleria coriacea

Photo: Penny English
Less than 1 km E of Karombi tank, Mazunga area of the Bubye Valley Conservancy

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Synonyms: Barleria dinteri sensu Welman in Germishuizen et al.
Barleria prionitis sensu auct.
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Status: Native
Description:
Compact spiny subshrub 20-50 cm tall. Axillary spines 2-4-rayed. Leaves 2.7-6.3 cm long, narrowly oblong or oblanceolate; leaves and bracts without a thickened white rim, subequal, with numerous broad sessile glands beneath towards the base. Inflorescence axillary; flowers solitary. Corolla 29-34 mm long, yellow, glabrous externally; tube 10.5-13 mm long; limb zygomorphic in a 4+1 arrangement. Ovary glabrous. Capsule 13-17 mm, glabrous.
Notes: Records 94975 and 94976 in November 2017 by Penny English are the first records for Zimbabwe.
Derivation of specific name: coriacea: leathery, thick-leaved
Habitat: The three records from the Bubye Valley Conservancy were growing in deep basalt soils in mopane woodland (P. English, in litt.). Flora Zambesiaca records it as growing in "Dry Acacia bushland, limestone ridges and roadsides".
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Zimbabwe, northern South Africa (Limpopo and Gauteng) and Swaziland
Zimbabwe distribution: S
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Images last updated: Saturday 31 March 2018
Literature:

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Page 119.


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Barleria coriacea
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Barleria coriacea
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Barleria coriacea
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JSTOR Plant Science: Barleria coriacea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Barleria coriacea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Barleria coriacea
The Plant List (version 1.1): Barleria coriacea
Tropicos: Barleria coriacea


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 coriacea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=222570, retrieved 16 July 2018

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