Barleria mackenii Hook.f.

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Barleria mackenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Sinamatella to Mandavu Dam, Hwange NP

Barleria mackenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Sinamatella to Mandavu Dam, Hwange NP

Barleria mackenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Sinamatella to Mandavu Dam, Hwange NP

Barleria mackenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Sinamatella to Mandavu Dam, Hwange NP

Barleria mackenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Sinamatella to Mandavu Dam, Hwange NP

Barleria mackenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Zvishavane - Mbalabala road

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Synonyms: Barleria cunenensis Benoist
Barleria gibsonii sensu Shendage & Yadav in part
Barleria jucunda Benoist
Barleria jucunda Benoist var. pilosula Benoist
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrubby perennial herb. Leaves opposite lanceolate; margin entire. Flowers axillary, showy, mauve purple with a darker throat; corolla lobes broad and overlapping. Enlarged calyx lobes distinctly swollen, broadly ovate with prominent veins; margin entire without spines.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: mackenii: after Mark J. McKen (?-1872), Scottish plant collector and herbarium curator at the Durban Botanic Gardens.
Habitat: Various types of dry woodland, dambo margins, grassland and rocky hillsides.
Altitude range: (metres) 800 - 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,S
Growth form(s): Shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Saturday 15 March 2014
Literature:

Biegel, H.M. (1977). Check-list of ornamental plants used in Rhodesian parks and gardens. Rhodesia Agricultural Journal. Research Report No. 3. Page 26.

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 5.

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 98 - 100. (Includes a picture).

Ellery, K. & W. (1997). Plants of the Okavango Delta, a Field Guide Tsaro Publishers, Durban, South Africa Page 157. (Includes a picture).

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 22. (Includes a picture).

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 18.

Roodt, V. (2011). Wild flowers, Waterplants and Grasses of the Okavango Delta and Kalahari "Did You Know" nature series Struik Nature for Veronica Roodt Publications Page 88. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 17.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Barleria mackenii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=153620, retrieved 23 September 2017

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