1. Family: Campanulaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Lobelia Plum. ex L.
      1. Lobelia cymbalarioides Engl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Mountains).

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial, prostrate or decumbent herb.
    Stem
    Stems up to several dm. long, rooting at least at the lower nodes, glabrous or pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves with lamina broadly ovate to suborbicular, 8–20 mm. long, 6–20 mm. wide, acute to subacute at the apex, subcordate to broadly cuneate at the base, dentate usually with fairly broad and blunt teeth, ± pubescent above, glabrous beneath; petiole 2–15 mm. long, glabrous or pubescent.
    Flowers
    Flowers scattered in leaf-axils; pedicels 5–16(–27) mm. long, glabrous or pubescent; bracteoles at the base of the pedicel, linear, 0.5–1 mm. long.
    Hypanthium
    Hypanthium obconical, glabrous or pubescent.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes 3–(–5) mm. long, entire, glabrous or ciliate.
    Corolla
    Corolla 8–10.5 mm. long, blue with 2 whitish bumps in the mouth of the tube, split on the back to 0.5–1 mm. from the base, practically glabrous outside, pubescent inside at the bottom of the tube.
    Filaments
    Filaments connate above, at least the 2 anterior ones pubescent at the base, all attached to the corolla-tube at the base.
    Anthers
    Anther-tube 1.2–1.6 mm. long, hairy on the back; 2 lower anthers each with a tuft of hairs and a hyaline appendage at the apex.
    Ovary
    Ovary subinferior.
    Fruits
    Capsule glabrous or pubescent, with 2 ± distinct valves 1–1.5 mm. long, inferior part of capsule 3.5–7 mm. long, ± oblong-obconical.
    Seeds
    Seeds elliptic in outline, somewhat compressed, 0.5–0.6 mm. long, finely striate, brown.
    Habitat
    Upland grassland, forest edges and forest floor, often on moist ground; 1750–3000 m.
    Distribution
    T2 T3 T6 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Lobelia cymbalarioides Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1984 Volkens, G. [1898], Tanzania K000821734 isotype
    Volkens, G. [1897], Tanzania K000821735 Unknown type material

    First published in Beibl. Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 47: 50 (1894)

    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
    • E. Wimmer in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV.276 b: 489 (1953).
    • T.C.E. Fries in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 8: 406, fig. 4/b (1923).
    • Engl. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 401 (1895).
    • Engl. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 19, Beibl. 47: 50 (1894)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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