Lobelia graniticola E.Wimm.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Uluguru Mountains).

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial decumbent herb.
Morphology Stem
Stems up to at least 50 cm. long, narrowly winged, sparsely and shortly pubescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 8–17 mm. long, 1.5–5 mm. wide, linear to narrowly elliptic or, the lower ones, ovate, acute to subacute at the apex, attenuate at the base, with a petiole 0.5–2 mm. long, sparsely crenate-serrate and with revolute margins, glabrous, or shortly pubescent above particularly along the margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers few, scattered in the upper leaf-axils; pedicels 10–30 mm. long, glabrous, longer than bracts; bracteoles 0.6–1.2 mm. long, at the base of the pedicel, ciliate at the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Hypanthium
Hypanthium obconical, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes narrowly triangular, 4–5 mm. long, entire, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 20–25 mm. long, blue, split practically to the base on the back, subglabrous inside the tube and on the outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments subglabrous, attached to the corolla-tube at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anther-tube 2–2.5 mm. long, shortly pubescent on the back; 2 lower anthers each with a tuft of hairs and a hyaline appendage at the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary semisuperior.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule ± obovoid, glabrous with prominent valves ± 2 mm. long, somewhat shorter than the inferior part of the capsule.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds elliptic in outline, compressed, 0.6–0.7 mm. long, finely striate, brown.
Habitat
Steep rocky slopes; 2000–2600 m.
Distribution
T6 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Lobelia graniticola E.Wimm. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 56: 357 (1948)

Accepted by

  • 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: 502, fig. 90/e (1953).

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0