1. Family: Acanthaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Barleria L.
      1. Barleria repens Nees

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Kenya to Kwazulu-Natal.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Trailing or scandent subshrub, branches 15–350 cm long; stems buff- or yellowish-strigulose, usually with shorter ± retrorse hairs when young.
    Leaves
    Leaves often somewhat anisophyllous, (ovate-)elliptic or somewhat obovate, 1.7–7.3 × 0.7–3 cm, base attenuate, apex subattenuate to obtuse or rounded, ± apiculate, surfaces strigose, hairs most numerous on margin and veins beneath; lateral veins 4–6 pairs; petiole 4–11 mm long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence axillary, flowers solitary or in a 2–3-flowered contracted unilateral cyme; peduncle to 2.5 mm long; bracteoles linear or oblanceolate, 1.5–10(17) × 0.2–1.5(3) mm, not spiny, entire; pedicels 0.5–5 mm long.
    Calyx
    Calyx initially green(-brown), soon turning glossy brown, accrescent; anterior lobe broadly ovate, (8.5)15–23 × (5.5)9–14 mm in flower, up to 30 × 23 mm in fruit, base rounded or cordate, apex acute- or obtuse-apiculate, rarely emarginate, margin (sub)entire, veins and margin sparsely strigulose particularly towards base, hairs along margin sometimes with swollen base; posterior lobe as anterior but (10)17–29 mm long in flower, to 35 mm in fruit, apex acute-apiculate; lateral lobes lanceolate, 4–7 mm long in flower.
    Corolla
    Corolla (33)38–61 mm long, bright red to rose-pink, glandular- and eglandular-pilose or sparsely so externally; tube (22)26–38 mm long, campanulate above attachment point of stamens; limb in 4+1 arrangement; abaxial lobe (10)15–21 × 9–17 mm, offset by (3)4.5–9.5 mm; lateral lobes (9)12–17 × 8–14 mm; adaxial lobes (8)11–15.5 × 5.5–10.5 mm.
    Stamens
    Stamens attached ± midway along corolla tube; filaments (14)16–22 mm long; anthers 2.5–3.5 mm long; lateral staminodes 1–3 mm long, pilose, antherodes 0.5–1.2 mm long.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous; stigma subcapitate, 0.4–0.7 mm long.
    Fruits
    Capsule 15–19 mm long, glabrous.
    Seeds
    Seeds 3.8–5 mm long and wide.
    Distribution
    Also in coastal Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal).
    Ecology
    Coastal scrub and woodland, understorey and margins of dry coastal forest, Brachystegia thicket, on sandy soils including stabilised sand dunes; 0–175 m.
    Conservation
    Conservation notes: Common along the Mozambique coast; assessed as Least Concern in F.T.E.A.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Tanzania

    Introduced into:

    Brazil South, Florida, Hawaii, India, Leeward Is., Puerto Rico

    Barleria repens Nees appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mar 20, 1897 Forbes [s.n.], Tanzania K000394433 isolectotype
    Mar 11, 1897 Forbes [s.n.], Mozambique K000394495 Unknown type material
    Bojer [s.n.], Tanzania K000394432

    First published in A.P.de Candolle, Prodr. 11: 230 (1847)

    Accepted by

    • Funez, L.A. & al. (2017). Fifty-five new records of vascular plants, and other discoveries for the flora of Santa Catarina, southern Brazil Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 72: 221-275.
    • Franck, A.R., Anderson, L.C., Burkhalter, J.R. & Dickman, S. (2016). Additions to the flora of Florida, U.S.A. (2010-2015) Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 10: 175-190.
    • Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Flora Zambesiaca 8(6): 1-314. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Oppenheimer, H. & Bustamente, K.M. (2014). New Hawaiian plant records for 2013 Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 115: 19-22.
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2010). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Acanthaceae (Part 2): 287-756.
    • Shendage, S.M. & Yadav, S.R. (2010). Revision of the genus Barleria (Acanthaceae) in India Rheedea 20: 81-130.
    • 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: 354 (2010).
    • —Bandeira et al., Fl. Nat. Sul Moçamb.: 160, 192 (2007).
    • —Obermeijer in Ann. Transv. Mus. 15: 168 (1933).
    • —Clarke in Fl. Cap. 5: 54 (1901).
    • —Clarke in F.T.A. 5: 166 (1899) in part, excl. Bojer s.n.
    • —Hooker in Bot. Mag. 113: t.6954 (1887) in part, excl. Wakefield s.n.
    • in De Candolle, Prodr. 11: 230 (1847) in part, excl. Bojer s.n.
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Funez, L.A. & al. (2017). Fifty-five new records of vascular plants, and other discoveries for the flora of Santa Catarina, southern Brazil Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 72: 221-275.
    • Franck, A.R., Anderson, L.C., Burkhalter, J.R. & Dickman, S. (2016). Additions to the flora of Florida, U.S.A. (2010-2015) Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 10: 175-190.
    • Oppenheimer, H. & Bustamente, K.M. (2014). New Hawaiian plant records for 2013 Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 115: 19-22.
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • Shendage, S.M. & Yadav, S.R. (2010). Revision of the genus Barleria (Acanthaceae) in India Rheedea 20: 81-130.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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