Barleria holubii C.B. Clarke
subsp. holubii

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Barleria holubii subsp. holubii

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Barleria holubii subsp. holubii

Photo: Mark Hyde

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Status: Native
Spreading shrubby perennial herb, up to c. 1.3 m tall. Stems with long axillary spines.
Derivation of specific name: holubii: after Dr Emil Holub (1847-1902), Czech author, physician, naturalist and explorer in Southern Africa.
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Botswana distribution: SE
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 5. As Barleria holubii

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 120 - 121.

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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Flora of Zimbabwe: Barleria holubii subsp. holubii

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Barleria holubii subsp. holubii., retrieved 26 May 2024

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