Barleria gibsonii Dalzell, Hooker’s J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 2: 339 1850. (Syn. Barleria mackenii Hook.f.; Barleria montana sensu Clarke in Hooker; Barleria gibsonioides Blatt.) as per Revision of the Genus Barleria (Acanthaceae) in India” ;

by Satish Phadke & Himansu (Inserted
by J.M.Garg)




Barleria gibsonioides : Pune: Barleria gibsonioides

Pl. validate.
Observed this plant near NDA Tekdi Pune.
Shrub around a meter in height. Leaves 15-20 cm ovate/elliptic glabrous, opposite.
Flowers in terminal racemes. Bracts foliaceous faint green.2.5 to 3cm. Corolla 8-9cm 2 lipped 4above one below.
Two distinct darker spots on upper middle lips.


Need ID for this plant: Hope somebody can ID the plant based on the photo of the flower attached.

Date Taken: 28.10.2012
Location: 50 Kilometers from Pune near Panshet on a mountain slope at an elevation of about 900 meters above sea level.
Hope the flower picture is sufficient for identification.

Feedback from another thread
“Looks like Barleria gibsonoides”

SMPAPR01 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3) 

Sharing my images of Barleria gibsonoides from outskirts of Pune.

i loved the details in the last pic especially


so dr gibson did get some flowers named after him?

wonder who did it


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)