1. Family: Campanulaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Lobelia Plum. ex L.
      1. Lobelia hartlaubii Buchenau

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Nigeria to Uganda, Madagascar.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Procumbent, straggling or erect herb, 10–80 cm. long, from a decumbent base, often rooting at lower nodes.
    Stem
    Stems ribbed or narrowly winged, subglabrous to sparsely pilose.
    Leaves
    Leaves with the lamina narrowly to broadly ovate or triangular, up to 15–70 mm. long and 10–40 mm. wide, acute or subacute at the apex, cuneate or truncate at the base, ± pilose on both sides but mainly on the nerves; petiole up to 5–30 mm. long; leaf-margin coarsely dentate or serrate; venation prominent, particularly beneath.
    Flowers
    Flowers in lax, 2–6-flowered, pedunculate or sessile racemes; pedicels up to 1–5(–8) mm. long, glabrous or ± pubescent; bracts linear, 3–8(–12) mm. long; bracteoles usually near middle or top of pedicel, linear, up to 1.5 mm. long, broadened at the tip.
    Hypanthium
    Hypanthium narrowly obconical, 8–10-nerved, glabrous or ± pilose.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes linear, 2–5(–7) mm. long, ciliate and often with a few hairs also on the midvein.
    Corolla
    Corolla 7–10 mm. long, white, mauve, blue or violet with darker markings in throat, with 2 longitudinal crests in the mouth of the tube, split to the base on the back, pilose at least on the lobes outside or glabrous, puberulous inside on the bottom of the tube.
    Filaments
    Filaments pubescent below except sometimes for the upper one, puberulous inside at the top, connate above, attached to corolla-tube at the base.
    Anthers
    Anther-tube 1.2–1.6 mm. long, the 2 lower anthers shorter than the others; all anthers penicillate at the apex, otherwise glabrous or sparsely pilose on the connectives outside.
    Ovary
    Ovary subinferior.
    Fruits
    Capsule 8–10-nerved, glabrous or ± pilose, with 2 valves 2–3.5 mm. long, inferior part of capsule 6–13 mm. long, tending to split longitudinally.
    Seeds
    Seeds elliptic to suborbicular in outline, somewhat compressed, 0.7–1 mm. long, striate, pale or reddish brown.
    Habitat
    Forest floor; ± 1200 m.
    Distribution
    U2 U4
    [FWTA]

    Lobeliaceae, E. Wimmer. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

    Habit
    Decumbent or ascending herb, 1-2 ft. high, often rooting below, branched
    Indumentum
    Sparsely pilose
    Flowers
    Flowers white, blue or mauve with white margins
    Ecology
    In montane forest.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Cameroon, Madagascar, Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, Zaïre

    Lobelia hartlaubii Buchenau appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jul 1, 2007 Tchiengue, B. [2195], Cameroon K000436993
    Jan 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [4502], Cameroon K000027454
    Jan 1, 2001 Ghogue, J.-P. [22], Cameroon K000027451
    Jan 1, 2001 Gosline, G. [171], Cameroon K000027448
    Dec 1, 2000 Etuge, M. [3575], Cameroon K000338654
    Jan 1, 1999 Cheek, M. [7583], Cameroon K000749684

    First published in Abh. Naturwiss. Vereins Bremen 7: 201 (1881)

    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 West Tropical Africa
    • E. Wimm. in Engl. Pflanzenr. 4, 276b Campanulac-Lobelioid.: 586. (1953)
    • in Abh. Naturwiss. Ver. Bremen. 7: 201 (1881)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Thulin in Flora Zambesiaca 7 (1): 142 (1983).
    • E. Wimmer in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV.276 c: 873 (1968).
    • E. Wimmer in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 2: 313 (1963)
    • E. Wimmer in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV.276 b: 586 (1953)
    • E. Wimmer in Fl. Madag. 186, Lobéliacées: 26, fig. 2/6–10 (1953)
    • Buchenau in Abh. Naturw. Ver. Bremen 7: 201 (Apr. 1881) & in Bot. Centralbl. 8: 41 (1881).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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