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:
Derivation of specific name: coriacea: leathery, thick-leaved
Habitat: Dry Acacia bushland, limestone ridges and roadsides
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Zimbabwe, northern South Africa (Limpopo and Gauteng) and Swaziland
Botswana distribution: SE
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Content 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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Flora of Zimbabwe: Barleria coriacea

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Barleria coriacea
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Barleria coriacea
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Barleria coriacea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Barleria coriacea
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Barleria coriacea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Barleria coriacea
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Barleria coriacea
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Barleria coriacea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Barleria coriacea
Ispot Southern Africa: Barleria coriacea
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, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Barleria coriacea.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=222570, retrieved 14 December 2018

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