Lobelia lindblomii Mildbr.

This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Tropical Africa (Mt. Elgon, Aberdare Mountains).

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Prostrate herb, often mat-forming.
Morphology Stem
Stems up to several dm. long, rooting at the nodes, fairly robust, branching, glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves with lamina ovate to suborbicular or reniform, up to (5–)8–13(–22) mm. long, (5–)8–13(–22) mm. wide, rounded or slightly emarginate at the apex, cordate to shortly cuneate at the base, very shallowly crenate to subentire, glabrous or pubescent above; petioles up to 5–15 mm. long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers scattered in the leaf-axils, often appearing on short lateral branches; pedicels 2–16 mm. long, glabrous or pubescent; bracteoles at or near the base of the pedicel, linear, 1–2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Hypanthium
Hypanthium subglobose to obconical, glabrous or pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes (1.6–) 2–5 mm. long, entire, glabrous or occasionally with a few cilia.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 6–11.5 mm. long, blue with 2 longitudinal usually whitish crests in the mouth of the tube, split to the base on the back, glabrous outside, pubescent inside at the bottom of the tube.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments glabrous, connate above and at least the anterior ones attached to the corolla-tube at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anther-tube ± 1.5 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 Pistil
Ovary inferior; style not broadened at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule glabrous or pubescent, thin-walled and indehiscent, without apical valves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds elliptic in outline, somewhat compressed, ± 0.5 mm. long, striate, brown.
Habitat
Upland grassland and moor, often on swampy ground or among rocks; 3100–4250 m.
Distribution
K3 K4 U3 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Kenya, Uganda

Lobelia lindblomii Mildbr. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Oct 1, 1964 Tweedie [1299], Kenya K000333070 No
Sep 1, 1964 Adamson, J. [502], Kenya K000333072 No
Mabberley, D.J. [468], Kenya K000333075 No
Hedberg, O. [4275], Kenya K000333076 No
Major, E.J. [433], Kenya K000333077 No
Tweedie [1151], Kenya K000333079 No
Major, E.J. [432], Kenya K000333073 No
Hedberg, O. [123], Kenya K000333078 No
Tweedie [3935], Kenya K000333074 No
Tweedie, D.R. [4017], Kenya K000333071 No

First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 8: 235 (1922)

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

  • A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 517, fig. (1974).
  • E. Wimmer in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV.276 b: 487 (1953).
  • Mildbr. in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 8: 235 (1922).
  • O. Hedberg, Afroalpine Vascular Plants p. 195 (1957).
  • T.C.E. Fries in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 8: 402, fig. 5/a (1923).

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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