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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Tanzania to N. Mozambique.

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

Morphology General Habit
Dwarf suffrutex 15–30 cm tall; stems with few stiff appressed medifixed and simple hairs at and below nodes and scattered short spreading glandular hairs when young, elsewhere glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves elliptic, 4.3–7 × 1.4–2 cm, base cuneate-attenuate, apex acute, apiculate; midrib, lateral veins beneath and margin with few stiff medifixed hairs, elsewhere glabrous; lateral veins 4 pairs; petiole to 6 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence axillary, 1–3-flowered, subsessile or peduncle to 2.5 mm long; bracts foliaceous, often reduced and proportionally narrower than leaves; bracteoles oblanceolate, 6–16.5 × 0.5–3.5 mm; flowers subsessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Anterior calyx lobe elliptic, 8.5–10 × 4–5.5 mm, apex bifid for 2.5–5 mm, surface with appressed medifixed hairs mainly on margin and veins, usually a few short glandular hairs towards base and along margin, two principal veins prominent; posterior lobe 12–14.5 × 5.5–6.5 mm, apex rounded or obtuse, apiculate, 3(5)-veined from base; lateral lobes lanceolate, 5–6 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 19.5–24 mm long, pale blue; glandular-pubescent externally on limb; tube cylindrical, 6.5–7 mm long; limb in 4+1 arrangement; abaxial lobe 10–13 × 5.5 mm, offset by 6–7 mm; lateral lobes 8–10 × 4–4.5 mm; adaxial lobes 5.5–8 × 2.5–3.5 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens attached 2.5–3.5 mm from corolla base; filaments 12.5–14 mm long; anthers 3.2–3.6 mm; lateral staminodes 0.5–0.8 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary puberulous; style glabrous; stigma 1–1.6 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule and seeds not seen.
Distribution
Also in SE Tanzania.
Ecology
Coastal bushland on sandy and coral-derived soils; sea level.
Conservation
Conservation notes: Known from only two localities; recorded as common on Goa Is. in 1947 but the site is now threatened with habitat degradation; probably Vulnerable, although assessed as Data Deficient in F.T.E.A.

Native to:

Mozambique, Tanzania

Barleria laceratiflora Lindau appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 38: 68 (1906)

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. 38: 68 (1905).
  • —Darbyshire in F.T.E.A., Acanthaceae 2: 406 (2010).

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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Kew Backbone Distributions
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 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 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