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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. & S. Ethiopia to Kenya, Arabian Peninsula.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Type
N2, “Ahl” Mts, Hildebrandt 866 (K holo., BM iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Shrub up to 40–200 cm tall, much branched
Morphology Stem
Stems densely woolly-pubescent with 0.2–0.3 mm long branched hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades lanceolate to narrowly obovate, up to 17–37 x 8–18 mm, greyish green with a dense indumentum of c. 0.1–0.5 mm long branched hairs and up to 1–3 mm long appressed to antrorse slender whitish or yellowish hairs, particularly along veins and margins, apex obtuse, base shortly attenuate; petiole up to c. 3–6 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences at apices of leafy shoots, composed of several condensed side branches with few-flowered cymes in leaf-axils; bracts leaf-like, up to 12–20 x 5–16 mm; bracteoles linear to narrowly lanceolate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx densely pubescent with somewhat antrorse hairs; outer lobes narrowly obovate, ± equal, the anterior 2-fid at the apex; inner lobes narrowly triangular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla blue, up to 20–30 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2, with 2-celled anthers; staminodes absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 2-seeded with a long beak, finely pubescent.
Distribution
N1–3; C2; S1, 3; Ethiopia, Djibouti, Yemen
Ecology
Altitude range 10–1620 m.
Vernacular
Busley, ged sagar, habo, jarto (Somali).
Note
The record of B. salicifolia S. Moore from southern Somalia in Cuf. Enum.: 947 (1964), on the basis of two Ellenbeck collections that are now destroyed, most probably refers to B. hildebrandtii.

Native to:

Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Yemen

Barleria hildebrandtii S.Moore appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mar 17, 1897 Hildebrandt, J.M. [866], Somalia K000394462 Unknown type material

First published in J. Bot. 15: 69 (1877)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.
  • Hedberg, I., Kelbessa, E., Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Persson, E. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by M. Hedrén [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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