7973.000 Barleria L.

Description of the genus

Small shrubs or suffrutices. Leaves opposite. Flowers usually in cymes, or solitary and axillary, or in terminal spikes or heads with reduced leaves; bracts and bracteoles sometimes spiny. Calyx 4-partite; segments unequal, leaf-like or membranous, sometimes spiny, the two outer enclosing the inner. Corolla ± actinomorphic, 4-5-lobed or ± 2-lipped, with a tubular base; lobes obovate, sometimes unequal. Stamens 2 or 4, not didynamous. Ovary 2-locular with 2 ovules per loculus. Capsule solid in upper part; seeds flat with hygroscopic hairs.

Derivation of name: After Jacques Barrelier (1606-1673), a Dominican monk and French botanist

Worldwide: 250 species in the tropics

Caprivi: 10 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Sarangesa motozi (Forest elfin)
Barleria mackenii

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesContent
ameliae A. MeeuseDescription, Image
capitata KlotzschDescription, Image
galpinii C.B. Clarke
lancifolia T. AndersonDescription, Image
lugardii C.B.ClarkeDescription, Image
mackenii Hook.f.[LR-lc]Description, Image
matopensis S.MooreDescription, Image
megalosiphon Mildbr.
pseudosomalia I. Darbysh.
senensis Klotzsch[LR-lc]Description, Image

Other sources of information about Barleria:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Barleria
Flora of Malawi: Barleria
Flora of Mozambique: Barleria
Flora of Zambia: Barleria
Flora of Zimbabwe: Barleria
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Barleria

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Barleria
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Barleria
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Barleria
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Barleria
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Barleria

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Caprivi: Genus page: Barleria.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1340, retrieved 3 August 2020

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