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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Botswana to Northern Prov.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Subshrub or many-branched perennial herb, erect or decumbent, 15–70 cm tall; stems with two opposite lines of fine white antrorse hairs or with more numerous tomentellous hairs when young, soon glabrescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ovate or elliptic, 2.2–7 × 1.3–3.5 cm, base cuneate or attenuate, apex acute or obtuse, apiculate, soon glabrescent; lateral veins 4–6 pairs; petiole 0–5 mm long. Leaf buds densely white- or creamy-hairy.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence axillary, 1-flowered, subsessile; bracts foliaceous; bracteoles held ± patent to calyx, (linear-)oblanceolate or elliptic, often narrowing up stem, 6.5–20 × 1.5–6.5 mm, glabrous; pedicels 1.5–4.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx somewhat accrescent; anterior lobe broadly ovate, 14–22.5 × 10.5–22.5 mm, base (sub)cordate, apex emarginate or notched up to 3.5 mm, rarely obtuse, exterior surface glabrous, interior surface puberulous towards centre, venation palmate, prominent; posterior lobe as anterior but 15–27 mm long, apex acute to rounded, apiculate; lateral lobes lanceolate, 4–7 mm long, shortly ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 31–42.5 mm long, pale blue to mauve or white, glabrous or limb pubescent externally; tube cylindrical, 14–15 mm long, barely expanded towards mouth; limb in 4+1 arrangement; abaxial lobe 14–20 × 9–11 mm, offset by 4.5–8 mm; lateral lobes 12–19.5 × 8–10.5 mm; adaxial lobes as laterals but 5–9 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens attached 5–6 mm from base of corolla; filaments 18–26.5 mm long; anthers 4–5 mm long; lateral staminodes 1.3–1.8 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary glabrous or with few pale hairs at apex; style glabrous; stigma 1.6–3.7 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 15.5–18.5 mm long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 7.5–8.5 × 6.5–7 mm.
Distribution
Also in South Africa (Limpopo, Mpumalanga).
Ecology
Open bushland and woodland on dry rocky hills; 1100–1250 m.
Conservation
Conservation notes: Local but often common (although rare in our region) and can tolerate disturbance; Least Concern.

Native to:

Botswana, Northern Provinces

Barleria galpinii C.B.Clarke appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dec 30, 1899 Galpin, E.E. [1331a], South Africa K000394526 Unknown type material

First published in W.H.Harvey & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Cap. 5: 54 (1901)

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 Fl. Cap. 5: 54 (1901).
  • —Fabian & Germishuizen, Wild Fl. Nthn. S. Afr.: 394, pl.189 (1997).
  • —Obermeijer in Ann. Transv. Mus. 15: 150 (1933).

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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/
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