Barleria lupulina

Barleria lupulina

It is an erect, glabrous, evergreen shrub, growing up to 1.7 meters tall from a central taproot. The plant has a single stem according to one report. The base of the leaves is armed with three to five sharp, pale colored spines, 10-20 mm long. The plant is gathered from the wild for use in traditional medicine. It is widely grown in the tropics as an ornamental.

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