Barleria buxifolia – Box-Leaved Barleria

Other notes

Natural History: A spiny sub-shrub endemic to Indian peninsula. Name reflects the Boxwood tree-like leaves. Purple flowers arise on prickly branches (Flowers of India, 2022).



WFO (2022): World Flora Online. Accessed on 18 Dec 2022. URL:

Flowers of India (2022). Accessed on 18 Dec 2022. URL:

Page citation

Kawthankar, N. 2024. Barleria buxifolia L. – Box-Leaved Barleria. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL:, accessed 2024/06/23.