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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Malawi to Mozambique.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Annual or perennial erect or ascending herb from a taproot.
    Stem
    Stems few to several, up to 90 cm. tall, rather coarse, ribbed, pubescent with spreading or ± appressed up to 1 mm. long hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves narrowly elliptic to lanceolate or narrowly ovate, up to 30(50) x 12(18) mm., acute to obtuse and mucronulate at the apex, attenuate into a petiole–like base or cuneate at the base, with spreading or ± appressed pubescence on both sides; margin coarsely dentate or crenate; venation distinct below.
    Flowers
    Flowers in lax, (2)4–8–flowered, pedunculate racemes; pedicels 4–8(16) mm. long, strigose; bracts linear–lanceolate, up to 9 mm. long, entire, strigose; bracteoles usually at the base of the pedicel, linear, 1·5–3 mm. long, strigose.
    Hypanthium
    Hypanthium broadly obconical to hemispherical, ± 8–nerved, strigose.
    Calyx
    Calyx–lobes narrowly triangular, 3–6 mm. long, entire, strigose, somewhat gibbous at the base.
    Corolla
    Corolla 17–23 mm. long, deep blue or violet with two whitish longitudinal crests in the mouth of the tube, split to the base on the back, sparsely strigose outside on the tube and along main veins of the lobes, short pubescent inside near mouth of the tube; lower lobes obovate–oblong, 9–14 mm. long; upper lobes lanceolate, recurved, 4–5 mm. long.
    Filaments
    Filaments linear, glabrous, connate above, attached to corolla–tube at the base.
    Anthers
    Anther–tube 2–2·5 mm. long, all anthers densely hairy at the apex, otherwise glabrous except for some long slender hairs on the connectives outside.
    Ovary
    Ovary semi–inferior.
    Fruits
    Capsule ± 8–nerved, strigose, with 2 valves 2–3 mm. long.
    Seeds
    Seeds broadly elliptic in outline, trigonous, ± 0·8 mm. long, very finely reticulate, brown.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Mozambique

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1984 Richards, H.M. [16542], Malawi K000049582
    Jan 1, 1984 Pawek, J. [3813], Malawi K000049583
    Jan 1, 1978 Brummitt, R.K. [11229], Malawi K000049576
    Jan 1, 1978 Brummitt, R.K. [9630], Malawi K000049577
    Sep 17, 1964 Humbert, H. [17059], Malawi K000049593
    Jan 1, 1958 Chapman, J.D. [455], Malawi K000049591
    Jan 1, 1958 Goodier, R. [297], Malawi K000049590
    Jackson, G. [1879], Malawi K000049586
    Brass, L.J. [16749], Malawi K000049587
    Brass, L.J. [16491], Malawi K000049588
    Chapman, J.D. [8078], Malawi K000049580
    Chapman, J.D. [5750], Malawi K000049581
    Thulin, M. [7786], Malawi K000049574
    Goyder, D.J. [3662], Malawi K000049575
    McClounie, J. [s.n.], Malawi K000049578 syntype
    Whyte, A. [s.n.], Malawi K000049589
    Hilliard, O.M. [4526], Malawi K000049584
    Purves, J.M. [3], Malawi K000049592
    Pawek, J. [3861A], Malawi K000049594
    Moriarty, A. [560], Malawi K000049579
    Harris, T. [207], Mozambique K000613282
    Wild, H [6180], Malawi K000049585

    First published in Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 56: 363 (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.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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