1. Family: Campanulaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Lobelia Plum. ex L.
      1. Lobelia adnexa E.Wimm.

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Annual erect herb, 6–35 cm. tall.
    Stem
    Stem branching from near the base or unbranched, triangular and rather broadly winged, sparsely pubescent with long hairs or glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves up to 11–30 x 6–14 mm., elliptic to broadly ovate, gradually narrowing upwards, acute or subacute at the apex, gradually or abruptly narrowing below into a petiole–like base, serrate–dentate, sparsely pubescent on both sides or glabrous at least beneath; venation prominent beneath.
    Flowers
    Flowers in lax terminal and axillary leafy racemes; pedicels up to 9–15 mm. long, usually upcurved near the apex in fruit, usually finely papillose; upper bracts linear or lanceolate, equalling or shorter than pedicels; bracteoles 0·3–0·4 mm. long, linear, at or near the base of the pedicel.
    Hypanthium
    Hypanthium obovoid to narrowly obconical, 8–10–nerved, glabrous or occasionally sparsely pubescent.
    Calyx
    Calyx–lobes subulate, erect or spreading, 1·6–3·2 mm. long, entire, glabrous.
    Corolla
    Corolla 3–4·5 mm. long, blue to pale violet, split to 0·5–0·8 mm. from the base on the back, pubescent with ± retrorse hairs inside on the bottom of the tube.
    Filaments
    Filaments linear, the two lower pubescent below, attached to the corolla–tube at the base.
    Anthers
    Anther–tube 0·6–0·8 mm. long, pubescent or glabrous on the back; the two lower anthers each with a tuft of hairs and a hyaline appendage at the apex.
    Ovary
    Ovary subinferior.
    Fruits
    Capsule obovoid to narrowly obconical, 8–10–nerved with 2 valves ± 1 mm. long, inferior part of capsule 2·5–5·5 mm. long.
    Seeds
    Seeds elliptic in outline, somewhat compressed, ± 0·4 mm. long, very finely striate, brown.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual erect herb, 6–35 cm. tall.
    Stem
    Stem branching from near the base or unbranched, triangular and rather broadly winged, sparsely pubescent with long hairs or glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves up to 11–30 mm. long, 6–14 mm. wide, elliptic to broadly ovate, gradually narrowing upwards, acute or subacute at the apex, gradually or abruptly narrowing below into a petiole-like base, serrate-dentate, sparsely pubescent on both sides or glabrous at least beneath; venation prominent beneath.
    Flowers
    Flowers in lax terminal and axillary leafy racemes; pedicels up to 9–15 mm. long, usually upcurved near the apex in fruit, usually finely papillose; upper bracts linear or lanceolate, equalling or shorter than pedicels; bracteoles 0.3–0.4 mm. long, linear, at or near the base of the pedicel.
    Hypanthium
    Hypanthium obovoid to narrowly obconical, 8–10-nerved, glabrous or occasionally sparsely pubescent.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes subulate, erect or spreading, 1.6–3.2 mm. long, entire, glabrous.
    Corolla
    Corolla 3–4.5 mm. long, blue to pale violet, split to 0.5–0.8 mm. from the base on the back, pubescent with ± retrorse hairs inside on the bottom of the tube.
    Filaments
    Filaments attached to the corolla-tube at the base, the 2 lower pubescent below.
    Anthers
    Anther-tube 0.6–0.8 mm. long, pubescent or glabrous on the back; 2 lower anthers each with a tuft of hairs and a hyaline appendage at the apex.
    Ovary
    Ovary subinferior.
    Fruits
    Capsule obovoid to narrowly obconical, 8–10-nerved, with 2 valves ± 1 mm. long, inferior part of capsule 2.5–5.5 mm. long.
    Seeds
    Seeds elliptic in outline, somewhat compressed, ± 0.4 mm. long, very finely striate, brown.
    Habitat
    Shady or rocky places, roadside banks, stream banks; 1670 m.
    Distribution
    T7

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

    Lobelia adnexa E.Wimm. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1977 Whyte, A. [s.n.], Malawi K000228604 isotype

    First published in Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 56: 352 (1948)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Thulin in Flora Zambesiaca 7 (1): 136 (1983).
    • E. Wimmer in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV.276 c: 511, fig. 88/n (1953).
    • E. Wimmer in Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 56: 352 (1948)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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