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This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Mozambique.

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb or shrub to 90 cm tall, branches erect or decumbent, then rooting at lower nodes; stems glabrous or with few hairs immediately below nodes.
Morphology General Spines
Axillary spines, if present, 4-rayed, stalk 1–2.5 mm long, longest ray 7–13.5 mm long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves (obovate-)elliptic, 3.2–8.5 × 1.5–3.6 cm, base cuneate, apex acute, mucronulate, glabrous or margin and veins beneath sparsely strigulose; petiole 0–9 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a contracted spike or subcapitate head 3.5–6 cm long; bracts erect, oblong(-oblanceolate) or shallowly pandurate, 12–20 × 2.5–6 mm, mucronate, sometimes paler towards base, strigulose on main veins and margin of distal half, margin of proximal half with longer, more spreading, bulbous-based hairs; bracteoles (linear-)lanceolate, 10.5–13 × 0.8–2.5 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx whitish-green towards base, green above; outer lobes lanceolate, 11–14 × 2.7–4 mm, apex mucronulate, anterior lobe usually notched, venation prominent, (sub)parallel, veins strigulose, margin with longer ascending bulbous-based hairs, apical portion with minute ascending-eglandular and spreading-glandular hairs; lateral lobes 10.5–12.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 30–35 mm long, yellow or orange, shortly pubescent externally with mixed eglandular and glandular hairs; tube narrowly cylindrical, 19–20 mm long; limb in weak 4+1 arrangement; abaxial lobe 8.5–13 × 6.5–7.5 mm, offset by 2–3.5 mm; lateral lobes 10–11.5 × 6–6.5 mm; adaxial lobes as laterals but 5–6.5 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens with filaments 13.5–14 mm long, shortly pubescent in proximal half; anthers 2–3.2 mm; lateral staminodes 1.5–2.5 mm, pilose, antherodes 0.6–1 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary glabrous; stigma linear, c.1 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule c.12.5 mm, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds c.5.5 × 4.5 mm.
Distribution
Not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Sometimes common in coastal bushland over coral and sand; 0–20 m.
Conservation
Conservation notes: Endemic to Goa Is., Ilha de Moçambique and the adjacent Cabeceira Pequena peninsula in Nampula Province, areas that have seen much intensive human settlement – nearly all of Ilha de Moçambique is now built up while bushland on Goa Is. is now restricted to the northern fringe; would qualify as Endangered under IUCN criterion B.

Native to:

Mozambique

Barleria setosa (Klotzsch) I.Darbysh. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. Zambes. 8(6): 118 (2015)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Flora Zambesiaca 8(6): 1-314. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

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