1. Family: Campanulaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Lobelia Plum. ex L.
      1. Lobelia anceps L.f.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Subtropical Southern Hemisphere.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial decumbent to erect herb up to 60 cm. tall; stems usually glabrous, winged, often rooting at lower nodes.
    Leaves
    Leaves somewhat fleshy, usually glabrous; lower ones linear–oblong to spathulate, often petiolate and ± obtuse at the apex, up to 80 x 21 mm., sparsely dentate–serrate or denticulate; upper ones narrower, sessile, often acute.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes often lax; pedicels 2–8(10) mm. long, puberulous, shorter or longer than the bracts; bracteoles ± 1 mm. long, at base of pedicel.
    Hypanthium
    Hypanthium narrowly obconical, c. 10–nerved, puberulous or glabrous.
    Calyx
    Calyx–lobes narrowly triangular, erect, 1–3 mm. long, glabrous or puberulous.
    Corolla
    Corolla 6–15(18) mm. long, blue or violet, split to ± 0·5 mm. from the base on the back, short pubescent on the inside of the tube near the base, glabrous or sparsely and minutely hairy on the outside; upper lobes linear, not broadened at the base.
    Stamens
    Stamens 4–11 mm. long, attached to the corolla at the base; filaments linear, connate for most of their length, sparsely pubescent mainly at the base; anther–tube 1–2·4 mm. long, the two lower anthers with a short hyaline appendage and a tuft of hairs at the apex, the three upper anthers usually with a tuft of hairs on the back near the apex.
    Fruits
    Capsule cylindrical–obconical, up to 12 mm. long, puberulous or glabrous, 10–nerved; valves ± 1·5 mm. long.
    Seeds
    Seeds broadly elliptic to subcircular in outline, somewhat compressed, ± 0·4 mm. long, finely striate.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, Chatham Is., Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, Juan Fernández Is., Kermadec Is., KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar, Mozambique, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Norfolk Is., Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Tubuai Is., Victoria, Western Australia

    Lobelia anceps L.f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Vieira, A.O.S. [418], Brazil K001047397
    Gunn [s.n.], Tasmania Lobelia alata K000781124
    Brown, R. [2622], Australia Lobelia alata K000781120
    Brown, R. [2622], New South Wales Lobelia alata K000781121
    Brown, R. [s.n.], Western Australia Lobelia alata K000781123
    [Bridges] [660], Australia Lobelia alata K000781126
    Hugel, C.A.A.von [s.n.], Western Australia Lobelia alata K000781122 Unknown type material
    Hugel, C.A.A.von [s.n.], Western Australia Lobelia alata K000781125 Unknown type material

    First published in Suppl. Pl.: 395 (1782)

    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

    Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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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.
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. 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 2018. 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