1. Family: Acanthaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Barleria L.
      1. Barleria calophylloides Lindau

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to Zambia.

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    Flora Zambesiaca Acanthaceae (part 2) by Iain Darbyshire, Kaj Vollesen and Ensermu Kelbessa

    Habit
    Suffrutex to 50 cm long with several to many trailing to erect branches from a woody rootstock; stems with two opposite lines of short pubescence when young and/or crisped-pilose, later glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves somewhat coriaceous, ovate or (oblong-)elliptic, 4–12.5 × 2–6.5 cm, base rounded or shallowly cordate to cuneate or attenuate, apex acute, obtuse or rounded, apiculate, lower leaves often smaller and somewhat obovate, surfaces glabrous or margin sparsely pilose towards base; lateral veins 4–7 pairs; petiole 0–12 mm long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences single-flowered, axillary but often crowded towards stem apex; bracts foliaceous; bracteoles often held patent to calyx, obovate, oblanceolate or lanceolate, 4–25 × 0.5–10.5 mm, glabrous or with pilose margin; pedicels 2–4.5 mm long.
    Calyx
    Calyx accrescent; anterior lobe broadly ovate, 19–35 × 14.5–29 mm, base cordate, apex emarginate or rounded, surfaces glabrous or with few appressed marginal hairs at apex, rarely with scattered crisped pilose hairs on margin, venation palmate, prominent; posterior lobe 22–41 × 15.5–30 mm, apex obtuse or rounded; lateral lobes lanceolate, 7–15 mm long, expanded and hyaline towards base, ciliate.
    Corolla
    Corolla 48–62 mm long, yellow or white, glabrous; tube cylindrical, 25–33 mm long, barely expanded towards mouth; limb subregular; abaxial lobe 18–26.5 × 9.5–17.5 mm, offset by c.2 mm; lateral lobes as abaxial but 22–29 mm long; adaxial lobes as abaxial but 7–14 mm wide.
    Stamens
    Stamens attached c.10 mm from corolla base; filaments 20–28 mm long; anthers 3–5 mm long; lateral staminodes 0.3–2 mm long.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous; stigma 2–3.3 mm long.
    Fruits
    Capsule 16–23 mm long, glabrous.
    Seeds
    Seeds 9–9.5 × 8–8.5 mm.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia

    Barleria calophylloides Lindau appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 20: 17 (1894)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Flora Zambesiaca 8(6): 1-314. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2010). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Acanthaceae (Part 2): 287-756.
    • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • —Darbyshire in F.T.E.A., Acanthaceae 2: 395 (2010).
    • —Clarke in F.T.A. 5: 159 (1899).
    • in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 20: 17 (1894).
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Flora Zambesiaca 8(6): 1-314. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0