Barleria mysorensis B.Heyne ex Roth, Nov. Pl. Sp. 313 1821. (Syn: Barleria bispinosa Nees (ambiguous synonym); Barleria buxifolia Roxb. [Invalid]; Barleria buxifolia var. mysorensis (B. Heyne ex Roth) Remadevi; Barleria obovata Buch.-Ham.; Barleria spina-ceylanica Nees; Dicranacanthus spina-zeylanica Oerst.); 
S-India, Sri Lanka as per Catalogue of Life;
 
Have pasted the key to both the species along with some additional notes from the paper by Shendage & Yadav (who have examined B. mysorensis from near Rishi Valley) herewith:

Plants glandular-hairy; flowers pedicelled, pink; outer sepals linear-lanceolate, entire, twice longer than inner ones. – B. mysorensis
Plants not glandular-hairy; flowers sessile, white or sky blue; outer sepals broadly ovate, dentate, four times longer than inner ones. – B. buxifolia
Barleria mysorensis “closely resembles B. buxifolia but differs in entire plant being glandular-hairy; flowers pedicellate and pink; outer sepals ovate-oblong and inner sepals slightly smaller than outer ones. Flowers open between 7 and 9 am and remain till the next day.”
 
  


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Id for this Acanthaceae? – efloraofindia | Google Groups : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

Can any one help? Probably Barleria sp. but need confirmation.


From the leaves it looks like the pink form of Barleria repens, which is commonly red. Can’t be too sure though. 


The plant was identified as Barleria mysorensis by …


Barleria mysorensis: 1 correct image as above. 
I may be troubling everybody with these photos. If possible i need identification for few photos I took some 10 to 15 years earlier.
there are many more which were taken when I didn’t know what is needed for identification

The 1st pic is that of Barleria mysorensisBox-leaved BarleriaAcanthaceae.
The 4th pic [ taken in Lalbagh?:)] is that of Oncoba spinosaFried Egg FlowerFlacourtiaceae.


 

 

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Please I need id for these 2 plants taken in Rishi Valley near Madanapalli, Andhra Pradesh in May 2013.


Barleria mysorensis. The flower with six corolla lobes [Plant 2a.jpg] appears to be an aberration.

There are some important notes on the identification of this plant in the paper “Revision of the Genus Barleria (Acanthaceae) in India” by SM Shendage and SR Yadav, Rheedea, Vol. 20 (2), p. 81-130, 2010.


It is Barleria buxifolia Linn. a very common plant along roadsides in dry hilly areas


Thanks for all the info reg the Barleria id.
I checked my other pics and the flower is pink (B. mysorensis) and not white/sky blue of B. buxifolia. I also read the link sent by … & page 91 line drawings matches with my pics with longish thorns on the plant.
Hope my understanding is correct??


In light of the paper linked in my previous email, this plant appears to match with Barleria mysorensis. Have pasted the key to both the species along with some additional notes from the paper by Shendage & Yadav (who have examined B. mysorensis from near Rishi Valley) herewith:
Plants glandular-hairy; flowers pedicelled, pink; outer sepals linear-lanceolate, entire, twice longer than inner ones. – B. mysorensis
Plants not glandular-hairy; flowers sessile, white or sky blue; outer sepals broadly ovate, dentate, four times longer than inner ones.B. buxifolia
Barleria mysorensis “closely resembles B. buxifolia but differs in entire plant being glandular-hairy; flowers pedicellate and pink; outer sepals ovate-oblong and inner sepals slightly smaller than outer ones. Flowers open between 7 and 9 am and remain till the next day.”
Source: Revision of the Genus Barleria (Acanthaceae) in India” by SM Shendage and SR Yadav, Rheedea, Vol. 20 (2), p. 81-130, 2010.


Thank you … for clarifying my doubts.

Sure, the description matches B. mysorensis very well.


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Acanthaceae week MS 060611 -34 .: I photographed this plant during the month of May. A wild plant which comes up even in burnt sites. A hardy small shrub with long spines and beautiful flowers. I have not checked the details in the flora for its identity yet. I guess it could be a species of Barleria **( Barleria buxifolia L. var. mysorensis or B.mysorensis). ID requested. Due to some camera problems I could not get the close ups or better photographs. 


I think it should be Barleria mysorensis B.Heyne ex Roth only.


yes it is Barleria mysorensis; very common in our area

 

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Barleria buxifolia L. SN Sep 16 :  1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3).
Barleria buxifolia L., wild perennial herb/ under shrub near foot hills, observed from Chandapura area of Bangalore.


I think it should be Barleria mysorensis B.Heyne ex Roth rather than Barleria buxifolia L. as per images and details herein.


Ok; Thanks


 

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Spiny bush for ID Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu NAW-OCT-23 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)

Kindly identify this spiny bush with pink flowers photographed at the Arunachala Reserve Forest, Tiruvannamalei, Tamil Nadu in September 2014.

Flowers about 3 cm wide.

White spines in pairs, about 1-2 cm long each.


Barleria buxifolia.


I think it should be Barleria mysorensis B.Heyne ex Roth rather than Barleria buxifolia L. as per images and details herein.


For me the ID by … is correct. Of course the ID is always confusing. 


 

 

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Barleria buxifolia growing in the wild,  outskirts of Bangalore
Photograph taken in January 2010.


what is that thorn like appendage coming out od the center of the flower or is it? just a visual illusion?


I think it should be Barleria mysorensis B.Heyne ex Roth rather than Barleria buxifolia L. as per images and details herein.


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Please find attached Images
Location;- Bilikere ,Mysore ,Karnataka ,India
Date :- 24-23-jan 2020 
larval host host plant for Butterfly lemon pansy Junonia lemonias and yellow pansy Junonia  hierta hierta  2 butterflies found majorly in our survey on mentioned dates 
suggestion for ID Barleria mysorensis or Barleria buxiflora    

I think it should be Barleria mysorensis B.Heyne ex Roth only. 


 

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