Lobelia livingstoniana R.E.Fr.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Angola to Zambia.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial, erect or ascending, rhizomatous herb, 7–25 cm. tall.
Morphology Stem
Stems not or sparsely branched, angular, narrowly winged, glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 5–13 x 2–4 mm., denticulate, all leaves of similar shape, lanceolate to narrowly ovate or elliptic, acute, rather spreading; epidermis with small cells on both surfaces.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in lax racemes; pedicels up to 22 mm. long, glabrous or papillose; at least lower bracts similar to stem leaves; bracteoles linear, 0·2–0·5 mm. long, at or near base of pedicel.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Hypanthium
Hypanthium obconical to obovoid, c. 10–nerved.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx–lobes narrowly triangular, erect or spreading, 1·2–2·5 mm. long, with 1–2 pairs of teeth at the margin.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 7–9·5 mm. long, blue, with two distinct bumps in the mouth of the tube, split to c. 0·4 mm. from the base on the back, papillose inside on the bottom of the tube.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments linear, the 2 lower pubescent at the base, connate for most of their length, 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 of the upper thecae, the two lower anthers each with a tuft of hairs and a hyaline appendage at the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary subinferior.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule c. 10–nerved with 2 valves ± 1 mm. long, inferior part of capsule 2–4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds elliptic–oblong in outline, compressed, 0·4–0·5 mm. long, almost smooth, brown.

Native to:

Angola, Zambia

Lobelia livingstoniana R.E.Fr. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Price, N.R., Zambia 11612.000 No

First published in Wiss. Erg. Schwed. Rhodesia-Kongo-Exp. 1911-1912, 1: 317 (1916)

Accepted by

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola. Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Lammers, T.G. (2007). World checklist and bibliography of Campanulaceae: 1-675. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • 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/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • 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