Barleria sp. ?

Barleria, Acanthaceae, photo © Michael Plagens

Observed among roadside vegetation in the Kerio Valley, Kenya, Africa. Dec. 2015.

LEAVES: The leaves are ovate-elliptical and thin.

HERBACEOUS: Low-growing mostly herbaceous plant less than one meter tall.

FLOWERS: Salmon or peach colored flowers are nearly actinomorphic - five mostly equal petals. The floral tube is long and slender.

RANGE: One of several species of Baleria found in Kenya.

FRUIT: Two valved capsule.

ARMED: Very sharp spines, some of which are very long and others short.

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, Created on 14 July 2016.