Species Barleria rigida Willd. ex Nees (Scorpion thistle)

Biological classification:
  • kingdom: Plantae
  • - phylum: Tracheophyta
  • -- class: Magnoliopsida
  • --- order: Lamiales
  • ---- family: Acanthaceae
  • ----- species: Barleria rigida
Characteristics:woody shrub, 25cm, stems are white, spoon-shaped leaves with white, wavy/toothed margins, white, pink, blue or purple tubular flowers, fruit is a flat capsule that opens explosively when moistured
References:Van Rooyen et al. 2001: 80
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