1. Family: Acanthaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Barleria L.
      1. Barleria quadriloba Oberm.

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb or subshrub 30–40 cm tall; stems with anvil-shaped strigose hairs, young stems with short spreading glandular hairs; mature stems with pale greyish bark, glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaf buds densely pale-strigose. Leaves ovate or elliptic, 3–5 × 1.2–2 cm, base cuneate or attenuate, apex acute, soon glabrescent except sparsely strigose on margin and midrib beneath; lateral veins 3–4 pairs; petiole 0–4 mm.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences axillary towards stem apex, single-flowered; bracts foliaceous; bracteoles linear or oblanceolate, 6–15 × 1–2.5 mm, strigose and with short spreading glandular hairs; peduncle 1.5–5 mm long; pedicel 0–1.5 mm long.
    Calyx
    Calyx somewhat accrescent; anterior lobe ovate, 10–13.5 × 5–6.5 mm, apex attenuate, entire or bifid with linear lobes 0.8–3 mm long, strigose especially along margin and principal veins, with short spreading glandular hairs, venation subparallel; posterior lobe 13–20 × 7.5–9 mm, margin involute, partially enveloping anterior lobe, apex attenuate; lateral lobes lanceolate, 6–9 mm long.
    Corolla
    Corolla 32–44 mm long, white, with or without purple guidelines, glabrous externally; tube cylindrical, 15–19 mm long, expanded somewhat towards mouth; limb in 1+3 arrangement; abaxial lobe 13–17 × 8–10.5 mm, offset by 2–5 mm, lateral lobes 15–21 × 7.5–9.5 mm, adaxial lobe 14.5–19 × 5–9 mm, apex emarginate or lobed up to 3 mm.
    Stamens
    Stamens attached 6–7 mm from corolla base; filaments 20–26 mm long; anthers 3–4 mm; lateral staminodes to 0.5 mm.
    Ovary
    Ovary densely pubescent; style glabrous or with few hairs at base; stigma 1.4–2 mm long.
    Fruits
    Capsule 13.5–16 mm long, shortly pubescent.
    Seeds
    Seeds 6–8 × 4.3–5 mm.
    Distribution
    Also in South Africa (Limpopo).
    Ecology
    Dry woodland (especially mopane) and open scrub on rocky hillslopes; c.350 m.
    Conservation
    Conservation notes: Very local and known from few collections; currently considered Data Deficient.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

    Barleria quadriloba Oberm. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Ann. Transvaal Mus. 15: 150 (1933)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Flora Zambesiaca 8(6): 1-314. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Not accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Barleria lugardii.]

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Ann. Transv. Mus. 15: 150 (1933).
    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