Barleria lawii T.Anderson, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 9: 492 1867. (Syn: BarleriabeddomeiT.Anderson ex Bedd.; BarleriasepalosaC.B.Clarke);
Law’s Barleria • Marathi: पांढरी कोरांटी Pandhri koranti;
Revision of the Genus Barleria (Acanthaceae) in India” by SM Shendage and SR Yadav, Rheedea, Vol. 20 (2), p. 81-130, 2010. (2.9 MB)-
(Subgenus Barleria- Section Chrysothrix-  Barleria strigosa, Barleria nitida, Barleria acuminata, Barleria terminalis, Barleria lawii, Barleria involucrata, Barleria courtallica & Barleria vestita)

Names of Plants in India :: Barleria lawii: commonly known as: Law’s barleria • Gujarati: કાંટા શેરિયો kanta sheriyo • Marathi: ईखरू ikharu, पांढरी कोरांटी pandhari koranti 

botanical names: Barleria lawii T. Anderson … synonyms: Barleria beddomei T. Anderson ex Bedd. • Barleria sepalosa C.B. Clarke

Barleria lawii T.Anderson

at Vagha-chi-wadi near Matheran on November 12, 2011

Barleria lawii T.Anderson
along Malshej Ghat on December 21, 2013
Barleria lawii T.Anderson
at Kanheri Caves, SGNP on February 14, 2010


Seen on the mountain slopes on the way to Pratapgadh.

Posted earlier on our group….

Barleria for ID : 310310-AK-2

A strain(White) of Barleria cristata L.

Could be Barleria cristata alba variety

It looks like Barleria lawii T.And., Syn. BarleriabeddomeiT.Anderson ex Bedd.

Reasons: Calyx lobes, ovate-elliptic,  not spinous-ciliate, flowers white, pedicel very short,leaves lanceolate, acuminate at both ends.

The calyx is not bristly so it cannot be Barleria cristata. I agree with the id B. lawii suggested by …

Barleria for ID : 310310-AK-2 : 9 posts by 7 authors. Attachments (2)
Date/Time : 1st of December, 2009.
Location Place : On the Pratapgadh road, Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra… Altitude :  … GPS : …
Habitat : wild … Type :
Plant Habit : Shrubs … Height : 2-3 feet approx … Length :  …
Leaves Type :  … Shape : as seen … Size : …
Inflorescence Type :  … Size : …
Flowers Size : about 1-2 inches … Colour : white
Found growing on the mountain slopes on way to Pratapgadh.

Please if you could id which Barleria.

i think this plant is Barleria cristata

Its Barleria grandiflora

For details please follow the link

Barleria cristata has spiny sepals, which is not seen in the picture here.
I think this one could be Barleria lawii.
Would like … to comment on it.

it is Barleria cristata.

B. Lawii has very long corolla tube.

B. lawii as per another thread.

Barleria lawii : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
Barleria lawii (Acanthaceae)
19 Nov 2017, Malshej Ghat, Maharashtra





at Alibag, Maharashtra- 12/10/08? At Sagargad, Alibag- Sept’09?; At Kanakeshwar, Alibag- Jan’10?;
                                                               Barleria lawii – indiantreepix | Google Groups


Prabalmachi  between Matheran and Panvel

Date: November 30, 2019 … Altitude: about 390 m (1,280 ft) asl
Barleria lawii  T.Anderson

Barleria for ID : Nasik : 20DEC19 : AK-15 : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)

Barleria Species with white flowers seen near Anjaneri, in Nasik in the last week of Nov.

For Species id please.

It was growing on a mountain slope.
I couldn’t get closer.


Barleria longiflora ?

Thanks for the id.
Hope to get it validated.

To me appears more close to Barleria lawii T.Anderson as per comparative images at Barleria

Thanks for the suggested id. I had thought it to be the same.

Somehow, I could not get closer and take better pictures.

I guess correct ID …!

Seen this almost 2 m tall Barleria sp. en-route Harishchandragad. Requesting ID..

Please check probability of Barleria lawii T. Anderson.

One need to google “Harishchandragad” to know the State or region!

efi page on Barleria lawii

What a regional variation in B. lawii in eFI !

Revision of the Genus Barleria (Acanthaceae) in India” by SM Shendage and SR Yadav, Rheedea, Vol. 20 (2), p. 81-130, 2010.

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