7973.000 Barleria L.

Description of the genus

Small shrubs or suffrutices. Leaves opposite. Flowers usually in cymes, or solitary and axillary, or in terminal spikes or heads with reduced leaves; bracts and bracteoles sometimes spiny. Calyx 4-partite; segments unequal, leaf-like or membranous, sometimes spiny, the two outer enclosing the inner. Corolla ± actinomorphic, 4-5-lobed or ± 2-lipped, with a tubular base; lobes obovate, sometimes unequal. Stamens 2 or 4, not didynamous. Ovary 2-locular with 2 ovules per loculus. Capsule solid in upper part; seeds flat with hygroscopic hairs.

Derivation of name: After Jacques Barrelier (1606-1673), a Dominican monk and French botanist

Worldwide: 250 species in the tropics

Botswana: 24 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Sarangesa motozi (Forest elfin)
Barleria mackenii

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
affinis C.B. Clarke subsp. affinis SEDescription, Image
affinis C.B. Clarke subsp. producta I. Darbysh.[End]SE
albipilosa Hainz
albostellata C.B. ClarkeSEDescription, Image
ameliae A. Meeuse?NDescription, Image
capitata KlotzschNDescription, Image
coriacea Oberm.SEDescription, Image
galpinii C.B. ClarkeSE
heterotricha Lindau subsp. heterotricha N,SE
holubii C.B. Clarke subsp. holubii SEDescription, Image
lanceolata (Schinz) Oberm.SW
lancifolia T. AndersonN,SW,SEDescription, Image
lugardii C.B.ClarkeNDescription, Image
mackenii Hook.f.N,SW,SEDescription, Image
macrostegia NeesN,SW,SEDescription, Image
matopensis S.MooreDescription, Image
megalosiphon Mildbr.
pretoriensis C.B. ClarkeSEDescription, Image
randii S. MooreSEDescription, Image
rhodesiaca Oberm.NImage
rigida Willd. ex NeesSW
senensis KlotzschN,SW,SEDescription, Image
spinulosa Klotzsch subsp. spinulosa SEDescription, Image
virgula C.B. ClarkeSEImage

Other sources of information about Barleria:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Barleria
Flora of Malawi: Barleria
Flora of Mozambique: Barleria
Flora of Zambia: Barleria
Flora of Zimbabwe: Barleria
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Barleria

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Barleria
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Barleria
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Barleria
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Barleria
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Barleria

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Barleria.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1340, retrieved 26 April 2019

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