Lobelia sonderiana (Kuntze) Lammers

This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to S. Africa.

[FTEA]

Lobeliaceae, Mats Thulin (University of Uppsala). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1984

Morphology General Habit
Annual or short-lived perennial herb, usually rhizomatous, prostrate, ascending or erect, glabrous.
Morphology Stem
Stems usually numerous, 2–20 cm. long, somewhat sulcate.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves usually numerous, rather fleshy, up to 3–15 mm. long and 1–6 mm. wide, linear to elliptic, ovate or spathulate, acute or obtuse at the apex, sessile or narrowing at the base into a short petiole, entire or rarely minutely denticulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in upper leaf-axils; bracteoles linear, 0.5–1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Hypanthium
Hypanthium broadly obconical, 10-nerved, oblique, somewhat drawn out in the upper part on the ventral side, making the calyx bilabiate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes triangular, erect, 1–2 mm. long, entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 2.5–5 mm. long, white to blue, pink or purple, split to the base on the back, glabrous; lobes subequal, the upper 2 free or almost so, the lower 3 usually ± connate and with a crescent-shaped gland at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2–4 mm. long, free from the corolla; filaments connate for most of their length; anther-tube dark, 1.2–2 mm. long, glabrous or very shortly pubescent on the back; 2 lower anthers each with a hyaline appendage ± 0.4 mm. long and a tuft of minute hairs at the tip.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary semi-inferior.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule broadly obconical, 10-nerved; valves ± 1.2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds elliptic, often somewhat twisted, ± 0.3 mm. long, finely striate.
Figures
Fig. 4.
Habitat
Moist ground such as river banks and edges of swamps and pools; 1800–2100 m.
Distribution
K3 T7

[FZ]

Lobeliaceae, M. Thulin. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

Morphology General Habit
Annual or short–lived perennial herb, usually rhizomatous, prostrate, ascending or erect, glabrous.
Morphology Stem
Stems usually numerous, 2–20 cm. long, somewhat sulcate.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves usually numerous, rather fleshy, up to 3–15 x 1–6 mm., linear to elliptic, ovate or spathulate, acute or obtuse at the apex, sessile or narrowing at the base into a short petiole, entire or rarely minutely denticulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in upper leaf–axils; pedicels 2–20 mm. long, shorter to longer than the leaves; bracteoles linear, 0·5–1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Hypanthium
Hypanthium broadly obconical, 10–nerved, oblique, somewhat drawn out in the upper part on the ventral side, making the calyx bilabiate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx–lobes triangular, erect, 1–2 mm. long, entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 2·5–5 mm. long, white to blue, pink or purple, split to the base on the back, glabrous; lobes subequal, the upper two free or almost so, the lower three usually ± connate and with a crescent–shaped gland at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2–4 mm. long, free from the corolla; filaments connate for most of their length; anther–tube dark, 1·2–2 mm. long, glabrous or very shortly pubescent on the back; the two lower anthers each with a hyaline appendage c. 0·4 mm. long and a tuft of minute hairs at the tip.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary semi–inferior.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule broadly obconical, 10–nerved; valves ±1·2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds elliptic, often somewhat twisted, ± 0·3 mm. long, finely striate.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Free State, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Lobelia sonderiana (Kuntze) Lammers appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Brenan, J.P.M. [7916], Zambia Lobelia minutidentata 24922.000 No
Jan 1, 1984 Richards, H. M. [8134], Tanzania Lobelia angolensis K000228579 holotype Yes
Baum [43], Angola Lobelia angolensis K000228673 Unknown type material Yes
Johnston, H. H. [s.n.], Angola Lobelia angolensis K000228671 Unknown type material Yes
Johnston, H. H. [s.n.], Angola Lobelia angolensis K000228672 Unknown type material Yes
Welwitsch [1146], Angola Lobelia angolensis K000228675 Unknown type material Yes
Welwitsch [1146], Angola Lobelia angolensis K000228674 Unknown type material Yes

First published in Novon 9: 386 (1999)

Accepted by

  • Lammers, T.G. (2007). World checklist and bibliography of Campanulaceae: 1-675. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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