1. Family: Campanulaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Lobelia Plum. ex L.
      1. Lobelia goetzei Diels

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Africa.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Annual or perennial ± erect or ascending herb from a taproot.
    Stem
    Stems few to many, 15–70 cm. tall, ribbed, ± densely hirsute with ± spreading hairs at least below.
    Leaves
    Leaves oblanceolate to obovate or elliptic, up to 15–55 x 7–22 mm., acute to obtuse at the apex, attenuate into a petiole–like base or cuneate at the base, hirsute on both sides but with ± appressed hairs above, crenate–serrate; venation distinct beneath.
    Flowers
    Flowers in lax, 3–10–flowered, pedunculate racemes; pedicels 3–12 mm. long, erect in fruit, strigose; bracts lanceolate to narrowly ovate, 2–5·5 mm. long, entire; bracteoles usually at or near the base of the pedicel, but sometimes higher up, linear–lanceolate, 1·5–3·2 mm. long.
    Hypanthium
    Hypanthium broadly obconical to hemispherical, somewhat oblique, ± 8–nerved, ± strigose.
    Calyx
    Calyx–lobes narrowly triangular, 2–4 mm. long, entire, glabrous to shortly ciliate, somewhat gibbous at the base.
    Corolla
    Corolla 8–13(14) mm. long, pink, mauve, purple or rarely white, with two longitudinal yellowish crests in the mouth of the tube, split to the base on the back, pubescent outside on the lobes, rarely glabrous, papillose inside near the mouth of the tube; lower lip 5–6 mm. long with obovate–oblong lobes, ± 1·5–2·5 mm. wide; upper lobes lanceolate, ± recurved, 2–2·5 mm. long.
    Filaments
    Filaments linear, connate above, attached to corolla–tube at the base, densely pubescent on the inside in the upper part, otherwise glabrous.
    Anthers
    Anther–tube 1·2–2 mm. long, all anthers densely hairy at the apex, otherwise glabrous.
    Ovary
    Ovary semi–inferior.
    Fruits
    Capsule ± 8–nerved, ± strigose, with 2 valves 2–3·5 mm. long.
    Seeds
    Seeds ± broadly elliptic in outline, trigonous, ± 1 mm. long, very finely reticulate, brown to almost black.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual or perennial ± erect or ascending herb from a taproot.
    Stem
    Stems few–many, 15–70 cm. tall, ribbed, ± densely hirsute with ± spreading hairs at least below.
    Leaves
    Leaves oblanceolate to obovate or elliptic, up to 15–55 mm. long and 7–22 mm. wide, acute to obtuse at the apex, attenuate into a petiole-like base or cuneate at the base, hirsute on both sides but with ± appressed hairs above, erenate-serrate; venation distinct beneath.
    Flowers
    Flowers in lax 3–10-flowered pedunculate racemes; pedicels 3–12 mm. long, erect in fruit, strigose; bracts lanceolate to narrowly ovate, 2–5.5 mm. long, entire; bracteoles usually at or near the base of the pedicel, but sometimes higher up, linear-lanceolate, 1.5–3.2 mm. long.
    Hypanthium
    Hypanthium broadly obconical to hemispherical, somewhat oblique, 8-nerved, ± strigose.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes narrowly triangular, 2–4 mm. long, entire, glabrous to shortly ciliate, somewhat gibbous at the base.
    Corolla
    Corolla 8–13(–14) mm. long, pink, mauve, purple or rarely white, with 2 longitudinal yellowish crests in the mouth of the tube, split to the base on the back, pubescent outside on the lobes, rarely glabrous, papillose inside near the mouth of the tube; lower lip 5–6 mm. long, with obovate-oblong lobes ± l.5–2.5 mm. wide; upper lobes lanceolate, ± recurved, 2–2.5 mm. long.
    Filaments
    Filaments connate above, attached to corolla-tube at the base, densely pubescent on the inside in the upper part, otherwise glabrous.
    Anthers
    Anther-tube 1.2–2 mm. long, all anthers densely hairy at the apex, otherwise glabrous.
    Ovary
    Ovary semi-inferior.
    Fruits
    Capsule ± 8-nerved, ± strigose, with 2 valves 2–3.5 mm. long.
    Seeds
    Seeds ± broadly elliptic in outline, trigonous, ± 1 mm. long, very finely reticulate, brown to almost black.
    Habitat
    Upland grassland, rocky hillsides, road banks, cultivations; (1200–) 1500–2900 m.
    Distribution
    T7 T8

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

    Lobelia goetzei Diels appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Bidgood, S. [5193], Tanzania K000190421
    Harris, T. [312], Mozambique K000613748
    Harris, T. [191], Mozambique K000613266

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 28: 501 (1900)

    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
    • Thulin in Flora Zambesiaca 7(1): 138 (1983).
    • E. Wimmer in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV.276 c: 876 (1968).
    • E. Wimmer in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV.276 b: 596 (1953)
    • Diels in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 28: 501 (1900).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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