1. Family: Campanulaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Lobelia Plum. ex L.
      1. Lobelia heyneana Schult.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Eritrea to Zambia, S. Arabian Peninsula, China (Yunnan) to Tropical Asia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Annual erect or ascending herb, 5–25 cm. tall.
    Stem
    Stem sparsely to much branched, triangular and broadly winged, glabrous or rarely pubescent (not in the FZ–area).
    Leaves
    Leaves up to 13–35 x 8–20 mm., ovate to suborbicular, gradually narrowing upwards, acute or obtuse at the apex, gradually or abruptly narrowing below into a petiole–like base, usually rather bluntly and shallowly dentate–crenate, glabrous or rarely pubescent on both sides (not in the FZ–area); venation prominent beneath.
    Flowers
    Flowers in lax terminal and axillary leafy racemes; pedicels up to 10–20 mm. long, glabrous or papillose; upper bracts lanceolate to ovate or elliptic, shorter to longer than pedicels; bracteoles 0·2–0·8 mm. long, at or near the base of the pedicel.
    Hypanthium
    Hypanthium obovoid to obconical, c. 8–nerved, glabrous.
    Calyx
    Calyx–lobes subulate, erect or somewhat spreading, 1·2–3·2 mm. long, entire or rarely with a single tooth at the margin, glabrous or ciliate.
    Corolla
    Corolla 3·5–5·2 mm. long, pink, pale mauve or pale blue, usually with darker markings, split to 0·4–0·5 mm. from the base on the back, pubescent inside on the bottom of the tube.
    Filaments
    Filaments linear, the two lower pubescent below, attached to the corolla–tube at the base.
    Anthers
    Anther–tube 0·6–1 mm. long, pubescent at least towards the apex on the back or glabrous; the two lower anthers each with a tuft of hairs and a hyaline appendage at the apex.
    Ovary
    Ovary subinferior.
    Fruits
    Capsule obovoid to narrowly obconical, c. 8–nerved, with 2 valves ± 1 mm. long, inferior part of capsule 2·5–5 mm. long.
    Seeds
    Seeds broadly elliptic in outline, compressed, 0·35–0·45 mm. long, finely striate, brown.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual erect or ascending herb 5–25 cm. tall.
    Stem
    Stem sparsely to much branched, triangular and broadly winged, glabrous or rarely pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves up to 13–35 mm. long, 8–20 mm. wide, ovate to suborbicular, gradually narrowing upwards, acute or obtuse at the apex, gradually or abruptly narrowing below into a petiole-like base, usually rather bluntly and shallowly dentate-crenate, glabrous or rarely pubescent on both sides; venation prominent beneath.
    Flowers
    Flowers in lax terminal and axillary leafy racemes; pedicels up to 10–20 mm. long, glabrous or papillose; upper bracts lanceolate to ovate or elliptic, shorter to longer than pedicels; bracteoles 0.2–0.8 mm. long, at or near the base of the pedicel.
    Hypanthium
    Hypanthium obovoid to obconical, ± 8-nerved, glabrous.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes subulate, erect or somewhat spreading, 1.2–3.2 mm. long, entire or rarely with a single tooth at the margin, glabrous or ciliate.
    Corolla
    Corolla 3.5–5.2 mm. long, pink, pale mauve or pale blue, usually with darker markings, split to 0.4–0.5 mm. from the base on the back, pubescent inside at the bottom of the tube.
    Filaments
    Filaments attached to the corolla-tube at the base, the 2 lower pubescent below.
    Anthers
    Anther-tube 0.6–1 mm. long, pubescent at least towards the apex on the back or glabrous; 2 lower anthers each with a tuft of hairs and a hyaline appendage at the apex.
    Ovary
    Ovary subinferior.
    Fruits
    Capsule obovoid to narrowly obconical, ± 8-nerved, with 2 valves ± 1 mm. long, inferior part of capsule 2.5–5 mm. long.
    Seeds
    Seeds broadly elliptic in outline, compressed, 0.35–0.45 mm. long, finely striate, brown.
    Habitat
    By footpath on steep rocky slope; 1850 m.
    Distribution
    T3 Ethiopia, Zaire, Zambia, Oman and from India east to China

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Central African Repu, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Oman, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Zambia, Zaïre

    Lobelia heyneana Schult. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mar 1, 2012 Bingham, M.G. [12862], Zambia K000662275
    Jan 1, 2011 Horsfield, T. [1339] K000720311 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 1984 Robinson, E. A. [107], Zambia K000228605 holotype
    Drummond, R.B. [2863], Tanzania 3365.000
    Wallich [1310], Myanmar K000781052
    Wallich [1310], Myanmar K000781054
    McLelland [s.n.], Myanmar K000781053
    Wight [s.n.], Sri Lanka K000781055
    Wight [1278] K000781056

    First published in J.J.Roemer & J.A.Schultes, Syst. Veg., ed. 15 bis 5: 50 (1819)

    Accepted by

    • Santisuk, T. & Balslev, H. (eds.) (2014). Flora of Thailand 11(4): 499-666. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
    • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
    • Wu, Z., Raven, P.H. & Hong, D. (eds.) (2011). Flora of China 19: 1-884. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Singh, R.K. & Diwakar, P.G. (2010). The genus Lobelia L. (Lobeliaceae) in India Indian Journal of Forestry 33: 625-634.
    • Lammers, T.G. (2007). World checklist and bibliography of Campanulaceae: 1-675. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Hedberg, I., Kelbessa, E., Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Persson, E. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTOM, Bangui.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Syst. Veg. 5: 50 (1819).
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
    • Wu, Z., Raven, P.H. & Hong, D. (eds.) (2011). Flora of China 19: 1-884. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Singh, R.K. & Diwakar, P.G. (2010). The genus Lobelia L. (Lobeliaceae) in India Indian Journal of Forestry 33: 625-634.
    • Pandey, R.P. & Dilwakar, P.G. (2008). An integrated check-list flora of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 32: 403-500.
    • Hedberg, I., Kelbessa, E., Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Persson, E. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTOM, Bangui.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Thulin in Flora Zambesiaca 7 (1): 134 (1983).
    • Cufod., Enumeratio Plantarum Aethiopiae Spermatophyta (Supplement in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux.) p. 1057 (1965), excl. var. inconspicua (A. Rich.) E. Wimmer.
    • Moelino in Fl. Males., ser. 1, 6: 129 (1960), pro parte.
    • E. Wimmer in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV.276 b: 473 (1953), excl. var. intercedens E. Wimmer et var. inconspicua (A. Rich.) E. Wimmer.
    • E. Wimmer in Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 56: 344 (1948)
    • Roem. & Schultes, Syst. Veg. 5: 50 (1819), as “ heyniana ”.

    Sources

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