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
Common names:
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
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal South Africa and probably in Eswatini.
Mozambique distribution: MS,GI,M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
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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., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 79.

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

Siebert, S. & Mössmer, M. (Editors) (2002). SABONET Southern Mozambique Expedition 2001; Provisional Plant Checklist of the Maputo Elephant Reserve (MER) and Licuati Forest Reserve (LFR) SABONET News 7(1) Page 23. Barleria prionites delagoensis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Barleria delagoensis
African Plant Database: 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
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Barleria delagoensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Barleria delagoensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Barleria delagoensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Barleria delagoensis
Plants of the World Online: Barleria delagoensis
Tropicos: Barleria delagoensis
Wikipedia: Barleria delagoensis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Barleria delagoensis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=170180, retrieved 31 October 2020

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