1. Family: Acanthaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Barleria L.
      1. Barleria matopensis S.Moore

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical Africa to Limpopo.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or woody perennial herb 10–300 cm tall, erect or scrambling; stems with fine white antrorse-appressed or tomentellous hairs, often dense when young, sometimes with numerous short spreading glandular hairs, later glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves ovate, ovate-elliptic or lanceolate, 2–15 × (0.4)0.8–5.6 cm, base attenuate, often with a wing-like extension along petiole, apex acute to rounded, surfaces with numerous fine white antrorse or crisped hairs at first, soon (rarely tardily) glabrescent except along margin and midrib; lateral veins 4–6 pairs; petiole 0–26 mm. Leaf buds densely cream- to silvery-hairy.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence axillary but sometimes crowded towards branch apex, 1–3-flowered, sessile or peduncle to 2.5 mm long; bracts foliaceous, reducing upwards; bracteoles oblanceolate or obovate(-elliptic), 8–28 × 2–9.5 mm, indumentum as leaves, often with short glandular hairs along margin or more widespread above and/or with long-pilose hairs along margin of proximal half; flowers sessile.
    Calyx
    Calyx somewhat accrescent; anterior lobe (oblong-)elliptic, 6–13.5 × 2.5–9 mm, base acute or attenuate, apex with two acute lobes (1)2–6 mm long, surface with fine white antrorse or tomentellous hairs throughout or restricted to margin and two principal veins, often with short glandular hairs along margin, venation palmate, prominent in fruit; posterior lobe oblong-elliptic or oblong-lanceolate, 8.5–18.5 × 3–12 mm, apex acute to rounded; lateral lobes lanceolate, 4–7.5(9) mm long.
    Corolla
    Corolla (22)27–43 mm long, blue to mauve with paler throat or whitish throughout, pubescent mainly on lateral lobes externally with mixed glandular and eglandular hairs, rarely only the latter; tube 9.5–17 mm long, cylindrical towards base, campanulate towards mouth; limb in 4+1 arrangement; abaxial lobe (10)14–23 × 8–16 mm, offset by (2)4.5–8(10.5) mm; lateral lobes (10)12.5–21 × 7–17 mm; adaxial lobes as laterals but 5.5–12.5 mm wide.
    Stamens
    Stamens attached 2.5–6 mm from base of corolla; filaments 19.5–28.5 mm; anthers 3.5–5.5 mm; lateral staminodes 0.5–2 mm.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous; stigma 1.8–4 mm long.
    Fruits
    Capsule 14–17 mm long, glabrous.
    Seeds
    Seeds 6–7.5 × 4.5–6.5 mm.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Caprivi Strip, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Barleria matopensis S.Moore appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1998 Drummond, R.B. [5752], Zimbabwe K000058078
    Jan 1, 1998 Drummond, R.B. [5561], Zimbabwe K000058079
    Jan 1, 1998 Robinson, E.A. [517], Zambia K000058063
    Jan 1, 1998 Robinson, E.A. [2825], Zambia K000058066
    Jan 1, 1998 Fanshawe, D.B. [6128], Zambia K000058067
    Jan 1, 1998 Eyles, F. [4488], Zimbabwe K000058080
    Jan 1, 1998 Angus, A. [1241], Zambia K000058069
    Jan 1, 1998 Phipps, J.B. [2893], Zimbabwe K000058077
    Jan 1, 1998 Wild, H. [5351], Zimbabwe K000058082
    Jan 1, 1998 Wild, H. [4749], Zimbabwe K000058083
    Jan 1, 1998 Wild, H. [5365], Zimbabwe K000058085
    Jan 1, 1998 Rogers, F.A. [5680], Zimbabwe K000058081
    Jan 1, 1998 Rogers, F.A. [5527], Zimbabwe K000058084
    Jan 1, 1998 Gilges, W. [574], Zambia K000058071
    Jan 1, 1998 Germishuizen, G. [7630], Namibia K000058089
    Jan 1, 1998 Pienaar, J.N. [386], South Africa K000058088
    Jan 1, 1998 Allen, C.E.J. [109], Zambia K000058070
    Jan 1, 1998 Allen, C.E.J. [115], Zimbabwe K000058087
    Jan 1, 1980 Kabisa, P. [9], Zimbabwe K000058086
    Jan 1, 1967 Muller, T. [634], Zimbabwe K000058076
    Jan 1, 1964 Bingham, M.G. [1125], Zimbabwe K000058072
    Jan 1, 1952 Lovemore, D.F. [237], Zimbabwe K000058074
    Robinson, E.A. [2775], Zambia K000058065
    White, F. [2242], Zambia K000058061
    Angus, A. [1548], Zambia K000058060
    Philcox, D. [8809], Zimbabwe K000058055
    Brummitt, R.K. [14268], Zambia K000058056
    Brummitt, R.K. [16916], Zambia K000058059
    Biegel, H.M. [2852], Zimbabwe K000058075
    Schmidt, H.H. [2368], Zambia K000058057
    Schmidt, H.H. [2549], Zambia K000058058
    Garley, D.L. [123], Zimbabwe K000058073
    s.coll. [1336], Zambia K000058062

    First published in J. Bot. 45: 91 (1907)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • —Pickering & Roe, Wild Fl. Victoria Falls: 13 (2009).
    • —White, Forest Fl. N. Rhod.: 382 (1962).
    • —Obermeijer in Ann. Transv. Mus. 15: 149 (1933).
    • in J. Bot. 45: 91 (1907).
    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

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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