Barleria eranthemoides ?

Barleria, perhaps Barleria eranthemoides, Acanthaceae, photo © Michael Plagens

Observed on short grass/savanna habitat near Insinya, Kajiado, Kenya, Africa. Dec. 2014.

LEAVES: The rather stiff leaves are elliptical and the acuminate tip (drawn out into a point) is sharp.

SHRUB: Low-growing woody shrub forming thickets in grazed grassland habitat.

FLOWERS: Bright yellow flowers have five slightly unequal petals.

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

FRUIT: Two valved capsule.

ARMED: Very sharp, three-pronged spines.

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Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, Created on 14 July 2015.