Lobelia pteropoda (C.Presl) A.DC.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Cape Prov. to Mozambique.

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial (?) ± erect or decumbent herb up to 80 cm. tall.
Morphology Stem
Stems rather slender, ribbed, glabrous or sparsely pubescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves with the lamina triangular to very broadly ovate, up to 50 x 40 mm., acute to obtuse and mucronulate at the apex, truncate to cordate at the base, ± pubescent on both sides; all leaves with a winged ±, pubescent petiole up to 10–60 mm. long; leaf–margin very coarsely dentate or crenate with mucronulate teeth; venation distinct beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in lax, up to 6–flowered, pedunculate racemes; pedicels 3–7 mm. long, pubescent; bracts linear, up to 7 mm. long, entire, ± pubescent; bracteoles at or near the base of the pedicel, linear, up to 1 mm. long, often broadened at the tip,:±: pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Hypanthium
Hypanthium narrowly to broadly obconical, ± 8–nerved, glabrous or ± pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx–lobes narrowly triangular, 3–4·5 mm. long, entire, ± pubescent, somewhat gibbous at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 16–23 mm. long, pale blue to mauvish or white, with two longitudinal crests in the mouth of the tube, split to the base on the back, ± pubescent on the outside of the lobes, puberulous inside on the bottom of the tube.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments linear, glabrous, connate above.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anther–tube 2–2·5 mm. long, all anthers densely hairy at the apex, otherwise glabrous or with a few straight hairs on the connectives outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary semisuperior to subinferior.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule ± 8–nerved, glabrous or ± pubescent, with 2 valves ± 3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ± broadly elliptic in outline, somewhat compressed, ± 0·7 mm. long, almost smooth, dark brown.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique

Lobelia pteropoda (C.Presl) A.DC. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in A.P.de Candolle, Prodr. 7: 364 (1839)

Accepted by

  • Lammers, T.G. (2007). World checklist and bibliography of Campanulaceae: 1-675. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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