Barleria obtusa Nees

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Status: Native
Notes: Specimen in SRGH: A. Nuvunga 718.
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Mozambique distribution: M
Growth form(s): Shrub under 2 m.
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Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 191. (Includes a picture).

Biegel, H.M. (1977). Check-list of ornamental plants used in Rhodesian parks and gardens. Rhodesia Agricultural Journal. Research Report No. 3. Page 26.

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Page 78.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Barleria obtusa

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

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: Species information: Barleria obtusa., retrieved 21 February 2024

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