Barleria matopensis S.Moore

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Barleria matopensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Sinamatella to Robins Camp turn-off, near Mandavu Dam, Hwange NP

Barleria matopensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Sinamatella to Robins Camp turn-off, near Mandavu Dam, Hwange NP

Barleria matopensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Sinamatella to Robins Camp turn-off, near Mandavu Dam, Hwange NP

Barleria matopensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Sinamatella to Robins Camp turn-off, near Mandavu Dam, Hwange NP

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Status: Native
Description:
Shrubby perennial up to c. 75 cm tall. Leaves opposite, more or less narrowly ovate, velvety; margin entire. Flowers axillary. Enlarged calyx lobes ovate, velvety; margin entire, without spines. Corolla pale mauve with a white centre. stamens and style exserted from the corolla.
Notes: A very hairy form is found in Southeastern Zimbabwe and Western Mozambique. This form may prove to be distinct from B. matopensis (Iain Darbyshire, pers comm., March 8 2010).
Derivation of specific name: matopensis: of the Matobo (Matopos) Hills, South of Bulawayo
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Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: MS,GI
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Content last updated: Sunday 11 December 2011
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 5.

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 102 - 103.

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.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 13. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 17.

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Flora of Botswana: Barleria matopensis
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Flora of Zambia: Barleria matopensis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Barleria matopensis

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Barleria matopensis.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153640, retrieved 11 December 2017

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