Barleria obtusa

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Bush violet
Barleria obtusa.jpg
The bush violet flowering
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Acanthaceae
Genus: Barleria
B. obtusa
Binomial name
Barleria obtusa

Barleria obtusa, the bush violet, occurs naturally along forest margins in the summer rainfall region of South Africa. It is widely cultivated as a decorative garden shrub.

Barberio obtusa in the Botanic Garden, Barcelona

In tropical Africa, the leaves are cooked as a vegetable, and the plant is used medicinally.[1]


  1. ^ Grubben, G.J.H. & Denton, O.A. (2004) Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 2. Vegetables. PROTA Foundation, Wageningen; Backhuys, Leiden; CTA, Wageningen.

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