Scientific Name
Barleria media C.B.Clarke
Higher Classification
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
N. Hahn & L. von Staden
A rare species known from three locations that is potentially threatened by habitat loss and degradation.
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape, North West
Kalahari region near Kuruman.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Major habitats
Kuruman Mountain Bushveld
Uncertain, possibly rocky slopes or koppies.
The subpopulation at the type locality is likely to have declined due to habitat loss to asbestos strip mining. One subpopulation near Kuruman is potentially threatened by habitat loss to expanding rural settlements. It is potentially threatened by habitat degradation due to overgrazing across its range.

Barleria media is a rare and very poorly known species, which was last collected in 1962. The area where it occurs is extremely under-sampled, and efforts are needed to relocate populations of this species in the wild.

Population trend
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Barleria media C.B.ClarkeVU D22017.1
Barleria media C.B.ClarkeLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Barleria media C.B.ClarkeRare Hall et al. (1980)

Clarke, C.B. 1901. Acanthaceae. In: W.T. Thiselton-Dyer (ed). Flora Capensis V Section I (Acanthaceae-Proteaceae):1-92. Lovell Reeve & Co., Ltd., London.

Hahn, N. 2013. Rare, endangered and endemic flora of the North West Province. Unpublished Report to the Department of Economic Development, Conservation and Tourism, North West Provincial Government.

Hall, A.V., De Winter, M., De Winter, B. and Van Oosterhout, S.A.M. 1980. Threatened plants of southern Africa. South African National Scienctific Programmes Report 45. CSIR, Pretoria.

Obermeyer, A.A. 1933. Revision of the South African species of Barleria. Annals of the Transvaal Museum 15(2):123-180.

Raimondo, D., von Staden, L., Foden, W., Victor, J.E., Helme, N.A., Turner, R.C., Kamundi, D.A. and Manyama, P.A. 2009. Red List of South African Plants. Strelitzia 25. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

Hahn, N. & von Staden, L. 2016. Barleria media C.B.Clarke. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/07/09

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