Lobelia molleri Henriq.

This species is accepted, and its native range is São Tomé, Cameroon to South Sudan and Zimbabwe.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or short-lived perennial herb, decumbent, 10–75 cm. long.
Morphology Stem
Stems usually many and much branched, often rooting at lower nodes, triangular with narrowly winged edges, glabrous or sparsely pubescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves up to 20–70 mm. long, 7–20(–30) mm. wide, narrowly elliptic or lanceolate to ovate, gradually narrowing upwards on the stem, acute or obtuse at the apex, gradually or abruptly narrowing below into a petiole-like base, serrate or crenate, sparsely pubescent on both sides or only above, ciliate at the base; venation prominent beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in lax leafy racemes; pedicels 10–20 mm. long, shorter than or equalling the bracts, glabrous, with minute bracteoles at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Hypanthium
Hypanthium narrowly obconical, 8–10-nerved, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes narrowly triangular to almost filiform, erect or somewhat spreading, 2.5–4(–5) mm. long, entire, ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 4.5–6 mm. long, white with purplish or greenish markings in throat, split practically to the base on the back, shortly pubescent inside on the bottom of the tube.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments somewhat pubescent below, connate for most of their length, attached to the corolla-tube at the very base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anther-tube 1.2–1.6 mm. long, glabrous on the back; 2 lower anthers each with a tuft of hairs and hyaline appendage at the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary subinferior.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule narrowly obconical to subcylindrical, 8–10-nerved, with 2 valves ± 1 mm. long, inferior part of capsule 6–13 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds broadly elliptic in outline, somewhat compressed, 0.45–0.6 mm. long, striate, brown.
Habitat
Upland forest, forest margins, streamsides, usually in moist and shady places; (900–) 1150–2400 m.
Distribution
T6 T7 T8 U2 U3 U4

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or short–lived perennial, decumbent, 10–75 cm. long.
Morphology Stem
Stems usually many and much branched, often rooting at lower nodes, triangular with narrowly winged edges, glabrous or sparsely pubescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves up to 20–70x7–20(30) mm., narrowly elliptic or lanceolate to ovate, gradually narrowing upwards on the stem, acute or obtuse at the apex, gradually or abruptly narrowing below into a petiole–like base, serrate or crenate, sparsely pubescent on both sides or only above, ciliate at the base; venation prominent beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in lax leafy racemes: pedicels 10–20 mm. long, shorter than or equalling the bracts, glabrous, with minute bracteoles at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Hypanthium
Hypanthium narrowly obconical, 8–10–nerved, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx–lobes narrowly triangular to almost filiform, erect or somewhat spreading, 2·5–4(5) mm. long, entire, ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 4·5–6 mm. long, white with purplish or greenish markings in throat, split practically to the base on the back, shortly pubescent inside on the bottom of the tube.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments linear, all somewhat pubescent below, connate for most of their length, attached to the corolla–tube at the very base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anther–tube 1·2–1·6 mm. long, glabrous 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 subinferior.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule narrowly obconical to subcylindrical, 8–10–nerved, with 2 valves ± 1 mm. long, inferior part of capsule 6–13 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds broadly elliptic in outline, somewhat compressed, 0·45–0·6 mm. long, striate, brown.

[FWTA]

Lobeliaceae, E. Wimmer. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Morphology General Habit
A weak erect or partly decumbent herb, glabrous, 1 ft. or more high
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white.

Native to:

Burundi, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Malawi, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Lobelia molleri Henriq. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Mar 1, 2012 Luke, W.R.Q. [11415], Tanzania K000662297 No
May 1, 2002 Ryan, P. [415], Cameroon K000027447 No

First published in Bol. Soc. Brot. 10: 137 (1892)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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 West Tropical Africa

  • E. Wimm. in Engl. Pflanzenr. 4, 276b Campanulac-Lobelioid.: 472. (1953)
  • in Bol. Soc. Brot. 10: 137 (1892)

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • E. Wimmer in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV.276 b: 472 (1953)
  • E. Wimmer in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV.276 c: 858 (1968).
  • E. Wimmer in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 2: 313 (1963)
  • Henriq. in Bol. Soc. Brot. 10: 137 (1893).
  • Thulin in Flora Zambesiaca 7 (1): 134 (1983).

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