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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Mozambique 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
Small shrub or straggling perennial herb 30–120 cm tall; stems densely spreading glandular-pubescent and with few to numerous pale buff or greyish long-armed stellate hairs, often with two opposite lines of short retrorse eglandular hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves broadly ovate, deltate or reniform, 0.9–5.2 × 1–4 cm, base truncate, rounded or shallowly cordate, apex rounded to shortly attenuate, surfaces with dense pale greyish long-armed stellate hairs throughout, with spreading glandular hairs numerous at least along margins; lateral veins 2–4 pairs; petiole 5–30 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence axillary, flowers solitary or in contracted 2–3-flowered unilateral cymes; primary peduncle 0–5 mm long, secondary peduncles if present 2–5 mm long; bracteoles linear or narrowly oblanceolate, pairs unequal in length, the longer 2–10(15.5) × 0.3–2 mm, margin entire or minutely toothed, apex apiculate or spinulose; pedicels 0–2.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx dark blue, purple or green at first, with darker reticulate venation, soon turning pale brown- or whitish-scarious; outer lobes subequal, lanceolate, narrowly oblong or rarely (obovate-)elliptic, anterior lobe 5–10(15) × 2–4(8) mm, posterior lobe 6–12(17.5) mm long, base acute or attenuate, margin and apex irregularly denticulate, teeth sometimes elongate, apiculate with a long-armed stellate bristle at tip, more rarely subentire, apex obtuse, acute or truncate in outline, surfaces with rather sparse long-armed stellate hairs most numerous along veins and towards base and with scattered spreading glandular hairs; lateral lobes ovate or lanceolate, 3–6.5(8) mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 32–54 mm long, blue or mauve to almost white, mixed retrorse-pubescent and glandular-pubescent externally; tube 25–42 mm long, cylindrical; limb in weak 2+3 arrangement; abaxial and lateral lobes 6.5–11 × 5.5–10 mm; adaxial lobes 5–7.5(9.5) × 4–6(7.5) mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens attached in distal third of corolla tube; filaments 10.5–15.5 mm long; anthers 3–4.2 mm long; lateral staminodes 1.2–2.3 mm long, pilose, antherodes to 0.6 mm long or obsolete.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary with a dense apical tuft of pale crisped hairs; style glabrous; stigma linear or clavate, 0.6–1 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 11.5–16 mm long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 3.8–5 × 3.8–4.5 mm.

Native to:

Botswana, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

Barleria heterotricha Lindau appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Schlechter [11822], South Africa K000394627 Unknown type material
Bidgood, S. [BO/04], Botswana K000823862

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 38: 69 (1906)

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 Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 38: 69 (1905).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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