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

Mozambique: 35 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Sarangesa motozi (Forest elfin)
Barleria spinulosa subsp. spinulosa

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
albostellata C.B. ClarkeTDescription, Image
ameliae A. MeeuseZ,MDescription, Image
calophylloides Lindau subsp. pilosa I.Darbysh.N
capitata KlotzschT,MSDescription, Image
crossandriformis C.B.ClarkeGI,MDescription, Image
delagoensis Oberm.[NrEnd]MS,GI,MDescription, Image
elegans C.B. Clarke subsp. orientalis I.Darbysh.Z,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
fissimuroides I. Darbysh.[NrEnd]MS
fulvostellata C.B. Clarke subsp. mangochiensis I. Darbysh.[NrEnd][EN]N
gueinzii Sond.MDescription, Image
heterotricha Lindau subsp. heterotricha M
hirta Oberm.MS,MDescription, Image
laceratiflora Lindau[NrEnd]N
lancifolia T. AndersonGIDescription, Image
lugardii C.B.ClarkeTDescription, Image
matopensis S.MooreMS,GIDescription, Image
mutabilis I. Darbysh. ined.N
nyasensis C.B. ClarkeN
obtusa NeesM
obtusa × gueinzii M
oxyphylla Lindau[NrEnd]M
repens NeesN,Z,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
rhynchocarpa KlotzschN
saxatilis Oberm.GI
senensis KlotzschT,MSDescription, Image
setosa (Klotzsch) I. Darbysh. ined.[End]N
sp. D (near holubii) GI
spinulosa Klotzsch subsp. kirkii (T.Anderson) I.Darbysh. TImage
spinulosa Klotzsch subsp. spinulosa N,Z,T,MS,GIDescription, Image
taitensis S. Moore subsp. rogersii (S.Moore) I.Darbysh.GI
tanzaniana (Brummitt & J.R.I. Wood) I. Darbysh.N
torrei I. Darbysh. ined.[End]N
ventricosa Hochst. ex NeesMSDescription, Image
vollesenii I.Darbysh.[NrEnd]N
whytei S. MooreN

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 Zambia: 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: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Barleria.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1340, retrieved 15 April 2024

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