Barleria delagoensis Oberm.

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Barleria delagoensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Catapu Timber Concession

Barleria delagoensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Catapu Timber Concession

Barleria delagoensis

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Bazaruto Island

Barleria delagoensis

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Bazaruto Island

Barleria delagoensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma

Barleria delagoensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma

Barleria delagoensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma

Barleria delagoensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma

Barleria delagoensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma

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Synonyms: Barleria prionitis L. subsp. delagoensis (Oberm.) Brummitt & J.R.I. Wood
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb or small shrub up to 1.5 m high; older stemswoody. Axillary spines often present but small, usually 4-rayed,1.5-7.5 mm long. Leaves opposite elliptic or ovate-elliptic, 3-10 cm long,mostly hairless except from strigose hairs on margin, midrib and veins beneath; margin entire; petiole up to 18 mm long. Inflorescence a terminal spike, mostly up to 8 cm long, rarely up to 22 cm long, contracted below, more widely spaced above; bracts more or less spreading, oblanceolate up to 26 mm long, lowermost leaf-like; bracteoles lanceolate-spinose, up to 12.5 mm long, whitish-green. Outer calyx lobes subequal, ovate up to 12 and 16 mm long; margin often rolled under, ending in an apical spine. Corolla 29-39 mm long with four upper lobes and one lower lobe, all more or less equal in length, hairy on the outside, from pale yellow to orange, rarely brick red. Capsule 15-18 mm long, densely velvety.
Notes: This species is very similar to Barleria ameliae. It can be distinguished by the longer, less appressed hairs on the calyx; longer lower corolla lobe; more compacted inflorescence and more densely velvety fruit.
Derivation of specific name: delagoensis: of the Delagoa area, a historic reference to southern Mozambique.
Habitat: In coastal bushland and scrub, dry coastal forest, lowland riverine areas and in coconut plantations,usually on sandy soils.
Altitude range: 0 - 220 m
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Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal South Africa and probably in Swaziland.
Mozambique distribution: MS,GI,M
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Content last updated: Sunday 18 August 2013
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 192. As Barleria prionitis delagoensis (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 18.

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Page 113.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Barleria delagoensis
African Plant Database: Barleria delagoensis
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Barleria delagoensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Barleria delagoensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Barleria delagoensis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Barleria delagoensis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Barleria delagoensis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Barleria delagoensis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Barleria delagoensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Barleria delagoensis
Ispot Southern Africa: Barleria delagoensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Barleria delagoensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Barleria delagoensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Barleria delagoensis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Barleria delagoensis
Tropicos: Barleria delagoensis


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 delagoensis.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=170180, retrieved 12 December 2017

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