Barleria acuminata Wight ex Nees

  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Barleria acuminata
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Barleria tomentosa Roth
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • Key identification features : Branchlets pubescent. Leaves are ovate-orbicular, acute at the apex, tomentose; Petiole pubescent; Flowers in racemes; Calyx lobed, lanceolate, pubescent; Corolla imbricate; Style long, hairy at the base.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Native : India
  • Comments : This species closely resembles B. tomentosa Roth, but differs in having deltoid-ovate leaves with stellate hairs (also found in B. Longiflora), large corolla and capsule, corolla tube narrowly tubular enlarging upward. B.tomentosa has broadly ovate leaves without stellate hairs, shorter and smallcorolla and funnel shaped tube. On open hilly regions as well as on roadsides.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Bellary, Davanagere
  • Floras referred : Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; Shendage & Yadav in Rheedea Vol.20, 2010; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere


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