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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to N. Zambia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Suffruticose herb with 1 to many ± erect stems 25–60(150) cm tall from a woody rootstock; stems with few to numerous long appressed or ascending coarse buff(-golden) hairs, with a line of inconspicuous short crisped hairs in opposite furrows.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves elliptic to broadly ovate, 2–6 × 1–3.8 cm, base cuneate to rounded, apex acute to obtuse, surfaces with rather sparse ascending to spreading hairs, most numerous on margin and veins beneath; lateral veins 3–4 pairs; petiole to 4 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence of 1–3-flowered axillary cymes in upper half of stems; bracts foliaceous but gradually reduced upwards; bracteoles linear to oblanceolate or narrowly elliptic, 5–21 × 0.5–4.5 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Anterior calyx lobe ovate to elliptic, 12–20.5 × 7.5–10.5 mm, base attenuate to rounded, margin entire, apex emarginate or acute, indumentum as leaves; posterior lobe larger, 16–23.5 × 10–14.5 mm, apex acute to obtuse; lateral lobes 6.5–13 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 37–45 mm long, pale blue to mauve or white, glandular-pubescent externally; tube broadly funnel-shaped above attachment point of stamens, 16–21 mm long; abaxial lobe 13–19 × 11–13.5 mm, offset by 9–12 mm; lateral lobes 10.5–13.5 × 9.5–11.5 mm; adaxial lobes 10–12 × 7–8.5 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens attached 7–12 mm from base of corolla tube; filaments 17–22.5 mm long; anthers 2.5–3.3 mm long; lateral staminodes 3–7 mm long, (sparsely) pubescent towards base, antherodes to 1 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary glabrous; stigma subcapitate, 0.4–0.7 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 9–13.5 mm long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds (–immature) c.5 mm long and wide.
Distribution
Also in Burundi and W Tanzania.
Ecology
Miombo woodland and dambos on sandy soil; c.1200 m.
Conservation
Conservation notes: Scarce in the Flora region with only three records known; assessed as Least Concern in F.T.E.A.

Native to:

Burundi, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia

Barleria boehmii Lindau appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jun 1, 2007 Lloyd, H.M. [10] K000779576 neotype
Bidgood, S. [5433], Tanzania K000190663

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 20: 19 (1894)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2010). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Acanthaceae (Part 2): 287-756.
  • 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 Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 20: 19 (1894).
  • —Clarke in F.T.A. 5: 167 (1899).
  • —Darbyshire in F.T.E.A., Acanthaceae 2: 368 (2010).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2010). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Acanthaceae (Part 2): 287-756.
  • Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Flora Zambesiaca 8(6): 1-314. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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