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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial erect or ascending herb.
Morphology Stem
Stems 5–45 cm. long, usually sparsely branched, ribbed, ± pubescent with upturned hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, fairly numerous and densely set, ± erecto–patent, linear, up to 8–15(25) x 0·8–1·5(2·5) mm., acute at the apex, harshly strigulose mainly along margins and on midrib beneath; margin incrassate, entire or rarely with one pair of denticles; midvein prominent beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers resupinate, solitary, axillary or apparently terminal, confined to the upper part of the plant; pedicels 15–55 mm. long, pubescent with forwardly directed hairs; bracteoles resembling small leaves, sometimes opposite.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Hypanthium
Hypanthium hemispherical or broadly obconical, ± 10–nerved, appressed pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx–lobes 2–5 mm. long, acute, entire, strigulose on the outside, spreading.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 10–18 mm. long, blue or blue and purple with yellow markings on lower lip, sometimes white or almost so, split on the upper side to ± 1 mm. from the base, 2–lipped with the lower lip broadly 3–lobed and the upper lip consisting of two reflexed lobes united with the tube for most of their length; appressed pubescent outside, sparsely pubescent near the base inside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments almost free from corolla, linear, connate above, all pubescent on the inside above.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anther–tube 1·5–2·5 mm. long, all anthers densely penicillate at the tip, otherwise glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule ± 10–nerved, subglobose to ovoid, up to 6·5 mm. long, dehiscing by valves up to 2·5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds broadly elliptic in outline, compressed, 0·5–0·6 mm. long, reticulate, brown.

Native to:

Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

Monopsis decipiens (Sond.) Thulin appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Oct 1, 2003 Herb. Forsyth [s.n.] K000228722 Unknown type material
Oct 1, 2003 Drege [s.n.], South Africa K000228721 Unknown type material
Oct 1, 2003 Burke [151], South Africa K000228723 Unknown type material
Oct 1, 2003 Wood, J. M. [3181], South Africa K000228725 Unknown type material
Oct 1, 2003 Sutherland [s.n.], South Africa K000228724 Unknown type material
Oct 1, 2003 Nelson, W. [517] K000228726 Unknown type material
Oct 1, 2003 Nelson, W. [270] K000228727 Unknown type material
Oct 1, 2003 Zeyher [1072], South Africa K000228728 Unknown type material

First published in Bot. Not. 132: 134 (1979)

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
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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