Barleria lactiflora Brummitt & Seyani

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Barleria lactiflora

Photo: Penny English
Along the road to Thazima about 1.2 km SE of the Chankharamu school.

Barleria lactiflora

Photo: Penny English
Along the road to Thazima about 1.2 km SE of the Chankharamu school.

Barleria lactiflora

Photo: Penny English
Along the road to Thazima about 1.2 km SE of the Chankharamu school.

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Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb up to 60 cm high, growing from a woody rootstock. Leaves subsessile, narrowly oblong-elliptic or sometimes ovate, 8.5-16 cm long, somewhat leathery, hairless when mature. Inflorescences dense terminal, cylindrical or capitate heads, 3.5-9.5 cm long; bracts ovate, elliptic to somewhat obovate, 15-33 mm long with margi long-ciliate with swollen based hairs. Flowers subsessile, white, mauve or blue, pubescent outside.
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Habitat: Miombo woodland, wooded grassland and on rocky hill sides.
Altitude range: 650 - 1450 m
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Worldwide distribution: Southern Tanzania and northern Malawi.
Malawi distribution: N
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Content last updated: Thursday 19 March 2020
Literature:

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 95 - 96.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Barleria lactiflora
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Barleria lactiflora
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Barleria lactiflora
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Barleria lactiflora
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Barleria lactiflora
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Barleria lactiflora
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Barleria lactiflora
iNaturalist: Barleria lactiflora
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Barleria lactiflora
JSTOR Plant Science: Barleria lactiflora
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Barleria lactiflora
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Barleria lactiflora
Plants of the World Online: Barleria lactiflora
The Plant List (version 1.1): Barleria lactiflora
Tropicos: Barleria lactiflora
Wikipedia: Barleria lactiflora


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 Malawi: Species information: Barleria lactiflora.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=222320, retrieved 8 April 2020

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