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

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial decumbent herb.
    Stem
    Stems up to at least 50 cm. long, narrowly winged, sparsely and shortly pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves 8–17 mm. long, 1.5–5 mm. wide, linear to narrowly elliptic or, the lower ones, ovate, acute to subacute at the apex, attenuate at the base, with a petiole 0.5–2 mm. long, sparsely crenate-serrate and with revolute margins, glabrous, or shortly pubescent above particularly along the margins.
    Flowers
    Flowers few, scattered in the upper leaf-axils; pedicels 10–30 mm. long, glabrous, longer than bracts; bracteoles 0.6–1.2 mm. long, at the base of the pedicel, ciliate at the apex.
    Hypanthium
    Hypanthium obconical, glabrous.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes narrowly triangular, 4–5 mm. long, entire, glabrous.
    Corolla
    Corolla 20–25 mm. long, blue, split practically to the base on the back, subglabrous inside the tube and on the outside.
    Filaments
    Filaments subglabrous, attached to the corolla-tube at the base.
    Anthers
    Anther-tube 2–2.5 mm. long, shortly pubescent on the back; 2 lower anthers each with a tuft of hairs and a hyaline appendage at the apex.
    Ovary
    Ovary semisuperior.
    Fruits
    Capsule ± obovoid, glabrous with prominent valves ± 2 mm. long, somewhat shorter than the inferior part of the capsule.
    Seeds
    Seeds elliptic in outline, compressed, 0.6–0.7 mm. long, finely striate, brown.
    Habitat
    Steep rocky slopes; 2000–2600 m.
    Distribution
    T6 not known elsewhere

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

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

    First published in Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 56: 357 (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.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • E. Wimmer in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV.276 b: 502, fig. 90/e (1953).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0