Barleria lupulina

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Barleria lupulina

<<<Petiole>Blade>Margins>Margin type

entire1
1. 003-002-005-001

<<Branches>Lower axils>Length

about 1 cm long2
2. 002-003-002

<<Branches>Lower axils>Spine number

23
3. 002-003-001

<<Calyx lobes>Corolla>Colour

pale yellow4
4. 005-005-001

<<Calyx lobes>Corolla>Hairs

glabrous or sparingly and inconspicuously puberulent5
5. 005-005-003

<<Calyx lobes>Corolla>Length

35 mm long6
6. 005-005-002

<<Calyx lobes>Longer pair>Length

about 1 cm long7
7. 005-002-001

<<Calyx lobes>Shorter pair>Length

about 8 mm long8
8. 005-003-001

<<Inflorescences>Bracteoles>Hairs

shortly pubescent with predominantly eglandular trichomes mixed with a few glandular trichomes9
9. 004-004-003

<<Inflorescences>Bracteoles>Length

about 5.5 mm long10
10. 004-004-002

<<Inflorescences>Bracteoles>Shape

lanceolate11
11. 004-004-001

<<Inflorescences>Bracts>Colour

basally green, upper half reddish-brown12
12. 004-003-003

<<Inflorescences>Bracts>Dimensions

about 15 x 12 mm13
13. 004-003-002

<<Inflorescences>Bracts>Hairs

shortly pubescent with cup-shaped glands scattered over outer surface14
14. 004-003-004

<<Inflorescences>Bracts>Shape

broadly obovate15
15. 004-003-001

<<Petiole>Blade>Colour

dark green with red central vein on upper surface16
16. 003-002-004

<<Petiole>Blade>Dimensions

3.5-9.2 x 0.8-1.2 cm17
17. 003-002-002

<<Petiole>Blade>Hairs

glabrous18
18. 003-002-003

<<Petiole>Blade>Margins

margin .19
19. 003-002-005

<<Petiole>Blade>Shape

narrowly obovate20
20. 003-002-001

<Branches>Angle number

4-angled21
21. 002-001

<Branches>Hairs

glabrous22
22. 002-002

<Branches>Lower axils

in lower axils with downturned spines23
23. 002-003

<Calyx lobes>Corolla

corolla entirely , , .24
24. 005-005

<Calyx lobes>Hairs

covered with short eglandular trichomes, mixed with cup-shaped glands25
25. 005-004

<Calyx lobes>Longer pair

longer pair26
26. 005-002

<Calyx lobes>Shape

lanceolate27
27. 005-001

<Calyx lobes>Shorter pair

shorter pair28
28. 005-003

<Habit>Height

to 50 cm tall29
29. 001-001

<Inflorescences>Bracteoles

bracteoles included in bracts, , , spinescent, .30
30. 004-004

<Inflorescences>Bracts

bracts , , shortly mucronate, , ;31
31. 004-003

<Inflorescences>Growth form

erect32
32. 004-001

<Inflorescences>Position

terminal33
33. 004-002

<Petiole>Blade

blade , , rigid, spine-tiped at apex, , ,34
34. 003-002

<Petiole>Length

2-3 mm long35
35. 003-001

Branches

Branches obscurely , , .36
36. 002

Calyx lobes

Calyx lobes , , , all spine-tipped, ;37
37. 005

Capsules

Capsule and seeds not seen.38
38. 006

Description

Erect prickly shrub to 50 cm tall. Branches obscurely 4-angled, glabrous, in lower axils with 2 downturned spines about 1 cm long. Petiole 2-3 mm long; blade narrowly obovate, 3.5-9.2 x 0.8-1.2 cm, rigid, spine-tiped at apex, glabrous, dark green with red central vein on upper surface, margin entire. Inflorescence nodding, or erectterminal spike with imbricate bracts; bracts broadly obovate, about 15 x 12 mm, shortly mucronate, basally green, upper half reddish-brown, shortly pubescent with cup-shaped glands scattered over outer surface; bracteoles included in bracts, lanceolate, about 5.5 mm long, spinescent, shortly pubescent with predominantly eglandular trichomes mixed with a few glandular trichomes. Calyx lobes lanceolate, longer pair about 1 cm long, shorter pair about 8 mm long, all spine-tipped, covered with short eglandular trichomes, mixed with cup-shaped glands; corolla entirely pale yellow, 35 mm long, glabrous or sparingly and inconspicuously puberulent. Capsule and seeds not seen.

Distribution

French Guiana present, Mauritius
Native of Mauritius, may have become naturalized in disturbed areas in villages and along roadsides in French Guiana (FG: 2).

Habit

Erect prickly shrub .39
39. 001

Individuals Association

Billiet & Jadin 5822 SaĆ¼l and vicinity, Mori et al. 21053

Inflorescences

Inflorescence nodding, or spike with imbricate bracts;40
40. 004

Petiole

Petiole ;41
41. 003

Phenology

Flowering .