1. Family: Campanulaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Lobelia Plum. ex L.
      1. Lobelia deckenii (Asch.) Hemsl.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Plant 0.8–5 m. high in flower, suckering from the base.
    Stem
    Stem unbranched, hollow, with erect inflorescence.
    Leaves
    Leaves sessile, linear-lanceolate to lanceolate, 16–34 cm. long, 2–8.5 cm. wide, rounded to acute at the apex, ± densely pubescent on both surfaces especially towards base above, rarely glabrous; margin entire; venation with numerous main lateral nerves arising at an angle of ± 30° to the midrib distal to the phyllodic leaf-base with ± parallel venation.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence 0.5–3 m. tall, dense, cylindrical; pedicels 7–12 mm. long, glabrous, with 2 bracteoles inserted near the middle; bracts exceeding the flowers, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, 65–110 mm. long, acute to acuminate at the apex, ciliate towards the base.
    Hypanthium
    Hypanthium obovoid to hemispherical, truncate at the base, 10-nerved, usually glabrous.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes narrowly triangular, 7–16(–28) mm. long, entire.
    Corolla
    Corolla (24–)30–50 mm. long, blue to blue-violet, split to the base on the back; petals united or splitting into lobes.
    Filaments
    Filaments connate for most of their length, free from corolla.
    Anthers
    Anther-tube 7–11 mm. long; 2 lower anthers apically barbate, otherwise glabrous or pubescent on the back.
    Ovary
    Ovary subinferior.
    Fruits
    Capsule subspherical, 14–20 mm. long, 10-nerved, with 2 valves.
    Seeds
    Seeds elliptic-reniform in outline, compressed, winged on one side, 1.5–2 mm. long, finely striate, brown.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Lobelia deckenii (Asch.) Hemsl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mar 1, 2012 Pichi-Sermolli, R.E.G. [5043], Tanzania K000662279

    First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 3: 466 (1877)

    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
    • Mabberley in Kew Bulletin 29: 573 (1974).
    • E. Wimmer in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV. 276 c: 882 (1968).
    • O. Hedberg, Afroalpine Vascular Plants pp. 191 & 333 (1957).
    • E. Wimmer in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV. 276 b: 663 (1953).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 267 (1949).
    • E.A. Bruce in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1934: 83, t. 5/1 (1934).
    • R.E. & T.C.E. Fries in Svensk Bot. Tidskr. 16: 408 (1922).
    • Wolff & Tobler in Karsten & Schenck, Veget. Bild. 12: 9, 10 (1914).
    • Engl. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 401 (1895).
    • Engl. in Abh. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. 1891: 409 (1892).
    • Johnston, Kilima-Njaro Exped.: 267 (1886).
    • Hemsl. in Flora of Tropical Africa 3: 466 (1877).

    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
    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/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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