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Barleria rigida Willd. ex Nees


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Barleria rigida

Spiny leaves and bracts



Family: Acanthaceae
Full name: Barleria rigida Willd. ex Nees
Location: Farm Urikos (2416AC)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Skerpioendissel
English common name(s): Scorpion thistle
Synonym(s): Barleria ilicina E.Mey. ex T.Anderson
Barleria irritans Nees var. rigida (Nees) C.B.Clarke
Barleria rigida Nees var. ilicina (E.Mey. ex T.Anderson) Oberm.
Barleria schenckii Schinz
Status: Native
Description: Leaves oblong, 0.75 by 0.167– 0.2 in., nearly glabrous, narrowed at the base into a very short petiole, margins much sinuate, more spine-toothed. (from JSTOR Global Plants website / Flora Capensis)
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iSpot:  151340  193174 
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Photographer: AA Dreyer
Date of photograph: 07 Apr 2009
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: PowerShot A700
Lens aperture: f/4.0
Shutter speed: 1/80 s
ISO speed: -
Content last updated: 01 Jul 2014


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