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

Zambia: 31 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 divisionsProvincesContent
aenea I. Darbysh.NLp,N
ameliae A. MeeuseN,E,SMc,E,SDescription, Image
boehmii LindauNMc
calophylloides Lindau subsp. calophylloides NN
capitata KlotzschSSDescription, Image
crassa C.B. Clarke subsp. crassa B,N,W,C,SNw,Lp,C,SDescription, Image
crassa C.B. Clarke subsp. mbalensis I. Darbysh.NN
crassa C.B. Clarke subsp. ramulosoides I. Darbysh.N,CMc,C
descampsii LindauN,WNw,NDescription, Image
fulvostellata C.B. Clarke subsp. axillaris I. Darbysh.N,C,EMc,E,C
glutinosa Champl.C,EE,Lk
holstii LindauNLpImage
kaessneri S. MooreWCb
lugardii C.B.ClarkeImage
mackenii Hook.f.B,C,SLk,S,WDescription, Image
matopensis S.MooreSSDescription, Image
phaylopsis Milne-Redh.B,N,WNw,N,WDescription, Image
purpureotincta I. Darbysh.B,SS,W
rhodesiaca Oberm.SSImage
richardsiae I. Darbysh.NN
sceptrum-katanganum Champl.WCb
senensis KlotzschC,E,SE,Lk,SDescription, Image
sp. A NMc
sp. B EE
sp. C NN
spinulosa Klotzsch subsp. kirkii (T.Anderson) I.Darbysh. C,SC,SImage
spinulosa Klotzsch subsp. spinulosa N,W,C,E,SCb,Mc,E,Lk,SDescription, Image
sunzuana Brummitt & SeyaniNN
taitensis S. Moore subsp. rogersii (S.Moore) I.Darbysh.SS
velutina Champl.WNwDescription, Image
ventricosa Hochst. ex NeesDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Barleria:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Barleria.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1340, retrieved 25 June 2024

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