1. Family: Acanthaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Barleria L.
      1. Barleria phaylopsis Milne-Redh.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. DR Congo to Zambia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Suffrutex with several decumbent or creeping stems 15–30 cm long from a woody rootstock; stems hispid, hairs (buff-)golden, ascending or spreading.
    Leaves
    Leaves subsessile, oblong-elliptic or oblanceolate, 4–9.5 × 1.2–3 cm, base cuneate, apex acute or lower leaves obtuse, with numerous (buff-)golden hispid hairs on margin and midrib only or evenly distributed on both surfaces; lateral veins 4–8 pairs, these and reticulate tertiary veins prominent.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence terminal, sometimes also in uppermost leafy axils, densely spiciform or subcapitate, 2–5.5 cm long, each axil single-flowered or lowermost axils 2–3-flowered; bracts oblanceolate or narrowly elliptic, sometimes flushed purple distally or throughout, 9.5–15.5 × 1.5–4.5 mm (basal pairs to 23 × 7.5 mm), base cuneate, apex acute, ± densely glandular-pilose, with subappressed stiff hairs at least on margin and midrib, those on margin sometimes with swollen base; bracteoles as bracts but (elliptic-)oblanceolate to linear, 9–14.5 × 1–2 mm, glandular hairs more numerous; flowers sessile.
    Calyx
    Calyx often flushed purple at least towards apex, pale at base; anterior lobe narrowly oblong or subulate, 10–15.5 × 1.5–2.5 mm, apex bifid for 2.5–8 mm, indumentum as bracteoles, two parallel principal veins prominent; posterior lobe narrowly lanceolate or subulate, 10–16.5 × 2–2.7 mm, apex acute, midrib prominent; lateral lobes linear, 9–13.5 mm long.
    Corolla
    Corolla 17–22 mm long, white, pink, lilac or bright blue, with or without purple guidelines, lateral lobes sparsely pubescent externally; tube cylindrical, 9.5–11.5 mm long; limb in 2+3 arrangement, abaxial lobe 6–10.5 × 4.5–7 mm; lateral lobes 7–10.5 × 3–6 mm; adaxial pair fused for 0.7–5 mm, free portions oblanceolate to subulate, 4.5–10 × 1.5–4 mm.
    Stamens
    Stamens attached c.3 mm from corolla base; filaments 9.5–15.5 mm long; anthers 2.5–3 mm; lateral staminodes 0.25–0.8 mm.
    Ovary
    Ovary densely pubescent at least distally, sometimes short glandular hairs at apex; style with few hairs towards base; stigma 1.2–1.9 mm long.
    Fruits
    Capsule c.14.5 mm long, puberulous.
    Seeds
    Only immature seeds seen.
    Distribution
    Also in southern D.R. Congo.
    Ecology
    Miombo woodland and open wooded grassland; 1100–1500 m.
    Conservation
    Conservation notes: Rather scarce and known from only seven collections; certainly rare in the Mbala region of Zambia with only a single specimen seen; probably threatened.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zambia, Zaïre

    Barleria phaylopsis Milne-Redh. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Milne-Redhead, E. [690], Zambia K000394498 Unknown type material
    Milne-Redhead, E. [690], Zambia K000394499 Unknown type material

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1940: 65 (1940)

    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
    • in Bull. Misc. Inform., Kew 1940: 65 (1940).
    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
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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