Barleria hirta Oberm.

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Barleria hirta

Photo: Darrel Plowes
Nyahodi River, Chimanimani.

Barleria hirta

Photo: Mark Hyde

Barleria hirta

Photo: Mark Hyde

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Status: Native
Shrubby perennial, up to 60 cm. Leaves linear. Flowers mauve-blue; bracts not spiny.
Derivation of specific name: hirta: hairy
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Malawi distribution: S
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Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 190 - 191. (Includes a picture).

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 103 - 104.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 13.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 125, plate 166

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Flora of Mozambique: Barleria hirta
Flora of Zimbabwe: Barleria hirta

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Barleria hirta
African Plant Database: Barleria hirta
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Barleria hirta
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Barleria hirta
JSTOR Plant Science: Barleria hirta
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Barleria hirta
Plants of the World Online: Barleria hirta
Tropicos: Barleria hirta
Wikipedia: Barleria hirta

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Barleria hirta., retrieved 16 July 2024

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