1. Family: Campanulaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Campanula L.
      1. Campanula keniensis Thulin

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya (Masai).

    [FTEA]

    Campanulaceae, Mats Thulin (University of Uppsala). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1976

    Habit
    Annual ± stiffly erect herb, up to 35 cm. tall.
    Stem
    Stem branched mainly in the upper part, strongly ribbed, hirsute with mixed hairs of very variable lengths.
    Leaves
    Leaves sessile, narrowly ovate to ovate above, elliptic to oblanceolate or narrowly ovate towards the base, up to 10–25 mm. long, 5–10 mm. wide, acute or subacute, with truncate or at least in upper leaves, cordate base, hirsute; margin ± undulate-crenate; midvein and lateral veins prominent beneath.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence lax, leafy, with marked overtopping of the terminal flower giving a dichotomous appearance; pedicels short, elongating up to 10 mm. in fruit.
    Hypanthium
    Hypanthium broadly obconical, with 5 distinct nerves and up to 5 additional ± weak nerves in between them, shortly and densely pubescent but with long hairs on the nerves.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes narrowly triangular, 4–8 mm. long, acute, with long hairs at margins and on midvein outside, otherwise shortly and densely pubescent on both sides; calyx-appendages ovate, 1.5–2.5 mm. long, reflexed, ± obtuse.
    Corolla
    Corolla blue or mauve with whitish base, cylindrical, 6–8 mm. long, with erect apiculate lobes 1–1.6 mm. long; midveins of petals distinct with ± long hairs, corolla otherwise densely puberulous outside, glabrous inside.
    Stamens
    Stamens with ovate shortly ciliate filament-bases; anthers 1.3–2 mm. long.
    Pistil
    Ovary 3-locular; style much shorter than the corolla-tube, 3-lobed, hairy at the base.
    Fruits
    Capsule 3-locular, dehiscing by basal valves.
    Seeds
    Seeds numerous, elliptic-oblong in outline, compressed, ± 0.6 mm. long, almost smooth, yellowish brown.
    Habitat
    Upland grassland; 2150–2430 m.
    Distribution
    K6 not known elsewhere

    Distribution

    Campanula keniensis Thulin appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1975 Bally, P.R.O. [9889], Kenya K000333049
    Gilbert, M.G. [4900], Kenya K000333050

    First published in Bot. Not. 128: 350 (1975 publ. 1976)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Thulin in Bot. Notiser 128: 350, fig. 1/A, 2/D (1976).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0