Kew Bulletin

, Volume 65, Issue 3, pp 443–447

Barleria compacta: a new species in Barleria sect. Prionitis (Acanthaceae) from Somalia


  • Itambo Malombe
    • East African Herbarium, National Museums of Kenya
    • Herbarium, Library, Art & ArchivesRoyal Botanic Gardens, Kew

DOI: 10.1007/s12225-010-9226-z

Cite this article as:
Malombe, I. & Darbyshire, I. Kew Bull (2010) 65: 443. doi:10.1007/s12225-010-9226-z


Following a re-examination of the material treated under Barleria brevispina (Fiori) Hedrén in the recent Flora of Somalia account of the Acanthaceae, it is concluded that two distinct species are involved and Barleria compacta Malombe & I. Darbysh. is described here from north-eastern Somalia. Its affinities and conservation status are discussed.

Key words

Barleriabrevispinacompactaconservationnew speciessect. PrionitisSomalia

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