Lobelia longisepala Engl.

This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Plant 1–5 m. tall in flower, erect, glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Rosette-leaves of non-flowering plant subsessile, lanceolate, up to 30–50 cm. long and 9 cm. wide, acute or acuminate at the apex, narrowing below into a petiole-like base; margin finely serrate; venation protruding beneath with arched lateral veins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence branched, with usually many axillary lax-flowered racemes on leafy peduncles; pedicels 15–30 mm. long, spreading; upper bracts linear to lanceolate and 3–4 cm. long, lower bracts lanceolate and up to 9–14 cm. long; bracteoles inserted near the middle or on the lower half of the pedicel, linear, 1–4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Hypanthium
Hypanthium oblong-obovoid, 10-nerved, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes linear, 14–22 mm. long, glabrous, entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 20–30 mm. long, pink to lilac-blue, split to the base on the back, ± papillose-pubescent outside and pubescent on the inside of the tube; two lateral petals linear, united with middle petals below; three middle petals first united but soon splitting up at the apex into 3 ± 6 mm. long lobes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments connate almost to the base and forming a firm tube, papillose towards the base, free from corolla.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anther-tube ± 5 mm. long, glabrous on the back, the 2 lower anthers barbate at the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary inferior.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsules pendulous, oblong or subglobose, 15–25 mm. long, without distinct valves at the apex, indehiscent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds broadly elliptic in outline, somewhat compressed, not winged, ± 0.7 mm. long, finely striate, brown.
Habitat
Upland forest, usually along streams or in other moist, open situations; 800–1500 m.
Distribution
T3 T6 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Lobelia longisepala Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Mar 1, 2012 Luke, W.R.Q. [11296], Tanzania K000662303 No
Cribb, P.J. [11083], Tanzania 42518.000 No
Scheffler [99], Tanzania K000228493 Unknown type material Yes

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 32: 117 (1902)

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: 642, fig. 97/h (1953).
  • E.A. Bruce in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1934: 70 (1934).
  • Engl. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 32: 117 (1902).
  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 267 (1949).
  • Mabberley in Kew Bulletin 29: 562 (1974).
  • R.E. & T.C.E. Fries in Svensk Bot. Tidskr. 16: 396 (1922).

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