Lobelia lobata E.Wimm.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Zimbabwe to Northern Prov.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or short–lived perennial, prostrate or decumbent, up to 6–30 cm. long herb, often forming tangling masses.
Morphology Stem
Stems sparsely to much branched, angular, not winged, sparsely to densely short pubescent, often rooting at lower nodes.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate, up to 5–15 x 5–15 mm., suborbicular to subreniform or upper leaves rarely elliptic, usually acute at the apex, truncate or rarely cuneate at the base, incised–dentate, short pubescent on both sides or rarely subglabrous; venation prominent beneath; petiole up to 6–12 mm. long, pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary, terminal or axillary; pedicels 8–25 mm. long, filiform, glabrous or short pubescent, ebracteolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Hypanthium
Hypanthium obovoid to obconical, 8–10–nerved, glabrous or short pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx–lobes very narrowly triangular or subulate, erect or spreading, 1·6–2·4 mm. long, entire, glabrous or short pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 8–10 mm. long, blue or pale blue, split to 2–2·5 mm. from the base on the back, puberulous inside towards the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments linear, all somewhat pubescent below, attached to the corolla–tube at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anther–tube ± 1–2 mm. long, glabrous or short pubescent towards the apex on the back; the two lower anthers each with a tuft of hairs and a hyaline appendage at the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary semi–inferior.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule obovoid to obconical, 8–10–nerved, glabrous or short pubescent, with 2 valves ± 1 mm. long, inferior part of capsule 2–2·8 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds broadly elliptic in outline, compressed, ± 0·4 mm. long, finely striate, brown.

Native to:

Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

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

First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 276c: 864 (1968)

Accepted by

  • 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

  • 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