Lobelia dissecta M.B.Moss

This species is accepted, and its native range is South Sudan to Burundi.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial, erect to decumbent herb, 8–50 cm. tall, often purplish tinged towards the base.
Morphology Stem
Stem narrowly winged, glabrous or occasionally sparsely pubescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 7–15 mm. long, ± orbicular or triangular in outline, finely dissected into linear, acute segments, glabrous, subsessile or with a petiole up to 4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in lax leafy racemes or scattered in upper leaf-axils; pedicels 10–22 mm. long, glabrous; upper bracts usually tripartite, shorter than pedicels; bracteoles 0.5–1.5 mm. long, at base of the pedicel.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Hypanthium
Hypanthium very short, broadly obconical or practically absent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes linear-subulate, spreading, 3.5–5 mm. long, entire, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 7–12 mm. long, blue, often with white throat, split to 1–2 mm. from the base on the back, shortly pubescent inside, glabrous outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments pubescent below and attached to the corolla-tube at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anther-tube 1.2–2 mm. long, shortly pubescent on the back or glabrous; 2 lower anthers each with a tuft of hairs and a hyaline appendage at the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary subsuperior.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule with prominent valves 3–4 mm. long, much longer than the inferior part of the capsule.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds elliptic in outline, compressed, ± 0.5 mm. long, very finely striate, brown.
Habitat
Open short turf over rock; 2250 m.
Distribution
U1

Native to:

Burundi, Sudan, Uganda

Lobelia dissecta M.B.Moss appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Chipp, T.F. [63], Sudan K000228510 Unknown type material Yes
Jan 1, 1981 Friis, I. [18], Sudan Lobelia dissecta subsp. humidulorum K000228509 isotype Yes

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1929: 197 (1929)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lammers, T.G. (2007). World checklist and bibliography of Campanulaceae: 1-675. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • E. Wimmer in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV.276 b: 553 (1953).
  • F. W. Andr., The Flowering Plants of the Sudan 3: 74 (1956).
  • M.B. Moss in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1929: 197 (1929).

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