1. Family: Acanthaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Barleria L.
      1. Barleria setosa (Klotzsch) I.Darbysh.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Mozambique.

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb or shrub to 90 cm tall, branches erect or decumbent, then rooting at lower nodes; stems glabrous or with few hairs immediately below nodes.
    Spines
    Axillary spines, if present, 4-rayed, stalk 1–2.5 mm long, longest ray 7–13.5 mm long.
    Leaves
    Leaves (obovate-)elliptic, 3.2–8.5 × 1.5–3.6 cm, base cuneate, apex acute, mucronulate, glabrous or margin and veins beneath sparsely strigulose; petiole 0–9 mm.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a contracted spike or subcapitate head 3.5–6 cm long; bracts erect, oblong(-oblanceolate) or shallowly pandurate, 12–20 × 2.5–6 mm, mucronate, sometimes paler towards base, strigulose on main veins and margin of distal half, margin of proximal half with longer, more spreading, bulbous-based hairs; bracteoles (linear-)lanceolate, 10.5–13 × 0.8–2.5 mm.
    Calyx
    Calyx whitish-green towards base, green above; outer lobes lanceolate, 11–14 × 2.7–4 mm, apex mucronulate, anterior lobe usually notched, venation prominent, (sub)parallel, veins strigulose, margin with longer ascending bulbous-based hairs, apical portion with minute ascending-eglandular and spreading-glandular hairs; lateral lobes 10.5–12.5 mm long.
    Corolla
    Corolla 30–35 mm long, yellow or orange, shortly pubescent externally with mixed eglandular and glandular hairs; tube narrowly cylindrical, 19–20 mm long; limb in weak 4+1 arrangement; abaxial lobe 8.5–13 × 6.5–7.5 mm, offset by 2–3.5 mm; lateral lobes 10–11.5 × 6–6.5 mm; adaxial lobes as laterals but 5–6.5 mm wide.
    Stamens
    Stamens with filaments 13.5–14 mm long, shortly pubescent in proximal half; anthers 2–3.2 mm; lateral staminodes 1.5–2.5 mm, pilose, antherodes 0.6–1 mm.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous; stigma linear, c.1 mm long.
    Fruits
    Capsule c.12.5 mm, glabrous.
    Seeds
    Seeds c.5.5 × 4.5 mm.
    Distribution
    Not known elsewhere.
    Ecology
    Sometimes common in coastal bushland over coral and sand; 0–20 m.
    Conservation
    Conservation notes: Endemic to Goa Is., Ilha de Moçambique and the adjacent Cabeceira Pequena peninsula in Nampula Province, areas that have seen much intensive human settlement – nearly all of Ilha de Moçambique is now built up while bushland on Goa Is. is now restricted to the northern fringe; would qualify as Endangered under IUCN criterion B.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique

    Barleria setosa (Klotzsch) I.Darbysh. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Fl. Zambes. 8(6): 118 (2015)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    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