Lobelia intercedens (E.Wimm.) Thulin

This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical Africa.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual erect herb, 6–25 cm. tall.
Morphology Stem
Stem sparsely to much branched, triangular and rather broadly winged, sparsely pubescent or subglabrous below.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves up to 15–3 5 x 10–17 mm., broadly ovate, gradually narrowing upwards, acute to obtuse at the apex, gradually or abruptly narrowing below into a petiole–like base, serrate–dentate, sparsely pubescent on both sides or glabrous; venation prominent beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in lax terminal and axillary leafy racemes; pedicels up to 6–12 mm. long, finely papillose; upper bracts linear or lanceolate, equalling or shorter than pedicels; bracteoles 0·4–0·5 mm. long, linear, inserted at the base, middle or top of the pedicel.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Hypanthium
Hypanthium obconical, 8–10–nerved, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx–lobes narrowly triangular, ± spreading, 1·6–4 mm. long, 0·6–1 mm. wide at the base, entire, ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 4·5–5·5 mm. long, blue or pale blue, split to 1–1·4 mm. from the base on the back, papillose inside on the bottom of the tube.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments linear, all pubescent below, attached to the corolla–tube at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anther–tube 0·6–1 mm. long, sparsely pubescent 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 obconical, sometimes narrowly so, 8–10–nerved with 2 valves 1·2–2 mm, long, inferior part of capsule 3–4·5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds elliptic in outline, somewhat compressed, 0·4–0·5 mm. long, very finely striate, brown.

Native to:

Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Lobelia intercedens (E.Wimm.) Thulin appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 1984 Pawek, J. [7093], Malawi K000285954 No
Jan 1, 1984 Wilberforce, P.W. [83], Zambia K000285956 No
Jan 1, 1984 Wild, H. [6079], Zimbabwe K000285958 No
Jan 1, 1984 Whyte, A. [s.n.], Malawi K000285955 holotype Yes
Jan 1, 1984 Fanshawe, D.B. [9675], Zambia K000285957 Yes

First published in Fl. Zambes. 7(1): 136 (1983)

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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