1. Family: Campanulaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Lobelia Plum. ex L.
      1. Lobelia sonderiana (Kuntze) Lammers

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual or short-lived perennial herb, usually rhizomatous, prostrate, ascending or erect, glabrous.
    Stem
    Stems usually numerous, 2–20 cm. long, somewhat sulcate.
    Leaves
    Leaves usually numerous, rather fleshy, up to 3–15 mm. long and 1–6 mm. wide, linear to elliptic, ovate or spathulate, acute or obtuse at the apex, sessile or narrowing at the base into a short petiole, entire or rarely minutely denticulate.
    Flowers
    Flowers in upper leaf-axils; bracteoles linear, 0.5–1 mm. long.
    Hypanthium
    Hypanthium broadly obconical, 10-nerved, oblique, somewhat drawn out in the upper part on the ventral side, making the calyx bilabiate.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes triangular, erect, 1–2 mm. long, entire.
    Corolla
    Corolla 2.5–5 mm. long, white to blue, pink or purple, split to the base on the back, glabrous; lobes subequal, the upper 2 free or almost so, the lower 3 usually ± connate and with a crescent-shaped gland at the base.
    Stamens
    Stamens 2–4 mm. long, free from the corolla; filaments connate for most of their length; anther-tube dark, 1.2–2 mm. long, glabrous or very shortly pubescent on the back; 2 lower anthers each with a hyaline appendage ± 0.4 mm. long and a tuft of minute hairs at the tip.
    Ovary
    Ovary semi-inferior.
    Fruits
    Capsule broadly obconical, 10-nerved; valves ± 1.2 mm. long.
    Seeds
    Seeds elliptic, often somewhat twisted, ± 0.3 mm. long, finely striate.
    Figures
    Fig. 4.
    Habitat
    Moist ground such as river banks and edges of swamps and pools; 1800–2100 m.
    Distribution
    K3 T7
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Annual or short–lived perennial herb, usually rhizomatous, prostrate, ascending or erect, glabrous.
    Stem
    Stems usually numerous, 2–20 cm. long, somewhat sulcate.
    Leaves
    Leaves usually numerous, rather fleshy, up to 3–15 x 1–6 mm., linear to elliptic, ovate or spathulate, acute or obtuse at the apex, sessile or narrowing at the base into a short petiole, entire or rarely minutely denticulate.
    Flowers
    Flowers in upper leaf–axils; pedicels 2–20 mm. long, shorter to longer than the leaves; bracteoles linear, 0·5–1 mm. long.
    Hypanthium
    Hypanthium broadly obconical, 10–nerved, oblique, somewhat drawn out in the upper part on the ventral side, making the calyx bilabiate.
    Calyx
    Calyx–lobes triangular, erect, 1–2 mm. long, entire.
    Corolla
    Corolla 2·5–5 mm. long, white to blue, pink or purple, split to the base on the back, glabrous; lobes subequal, the upper two free or almost so, the lower three usually ± connate and with a crescent–shaped gland at the base.
    Stamens
    Stamens 2–4 mm. long, free from the corolla; filaments connate for most of their length; anther–tube dark, 1·2–2 mm. long, glabrous or very shortly pubescent on the back; the two lower anthers each with a hyaline appendage c. 0·4 mm. long and a tuft of minute hairs at the tip.
    Ovary
    Ovary semi–inferior.
    Fruits
    Capsule broadly obconical, 10–nerved; valves ±1·2 mm. long.
    Seeds
    Seeds elliptic, often somewhat twisted, ± 0·3 mm. long, finely striate.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Free State, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Lobelia sonderiana (Kuntze) Lammers appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Brenan, J.P.M. [7916], Zambia Lobelia minutidentata 24922.000
    Jan 1, 1984 Richards, H. M. [8134], Tanzania Lobelia angolensis K000228579 holotype
    Welwitsch [1146], Angola Lobelia angolensis K000228675 Unknown type material
    Welwitsch [1146], Angola Lobelia angolensis K000228674 Unknown type material
    Baum [43], Angola Lobelia angolensis K000228673 Unknown type material
    Johnston, H. H. [s.n.], Angola Lobelia angolensis K000228671 Unknown type material
    Johnston, H. H. [s.n.], Angola Lobelia angolensis K000228672 Unknown type material

    First published in Novon 9: 386 (1999)

    Accepted by

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

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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