1. Family: Campanulaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Lobelia Plum. ex L.
      1. Lobelia dissecta M.B.Moss

        This species is accepted, and its native range is South Sudan to Burundi.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual or perennial, erect to decumbent herb, 8–50 cm. tall, often purplish tinged towards the base.
    Stem
    Stem narrowly winged, glabrous or occasionally sparsely pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves 7–15 mm. long, ± orbicular or triangular in outline, finely dissected into linear, acute segments, glabrous, subsessile or with a petiole up to 4 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers in lax leafy racemes or scattered in upper leaf-axils; pedicels 10–22 mm. long, glabrous; upper bracts usually tripartite, shorter than pedicels; bracteoles 0.5–1.5 mm. long, at base of the pedicel.
    Hypanthium
    Hypanthium very short, broadly obconical or practically absent.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes linear-subulate, spreading, 3.5–5 mm. long, entire, glabrous.
    Corolla
    Corolla 7–12 mm. long, blue, often with white throat, split to 1–2 mm. from the base on the back, shortly pubescent inside, glabrous outside.
    Filaments
    Filaments pubescent below and attached to the corolla-tube at the base.
    Anthers
    Anther-tube 1.2–2 mm. long, shortly pubescent on the back or glabrous; 2 lower anthers each with a tuft of hairs and a hyaline appendage at the apex.
    Ovary
    Ovary subsuperior.
    Fruits
    Capsule with prominent valves 3–4 mm. long, much longer than the inferior part of the capsule.
    Seeds
    Seeds elliptic in outline, compressed, ± 0.5 mm. long, very finely striate, brown.
    Habitat
    Open short turf over rock; 2250 m.
    Distribution
    U1

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Sudan, Uganda

    Lobelia dissecta M.B.Moss appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Chipp, T.F. [63], Sudan K000228510 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 1981 Friis, I. [18], Sudan Lobelia dissecta subsp. humidulorum K000228509 isotype

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1929: 197 (1929)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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
    • F. W. Andr., The Flowering Plants of the Sudan 3: 74 (1956).
    • E. Wimmer in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV.276 b: 553 (1953).
    • M.B. Moss in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1929: 197 (1929).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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