1. Family: Campanulaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Lobelia Plum. ex L.
      1. Lobelia lindblomii Mildbr.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Tropical Africa (Mt. Elgon, Aberdare Mountains).

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Prostrate herb, often mat-forming.
    Stem
    Stems up to several dm. long, rooting at the nodes, fairly robust, branching, glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves with lamina ovate to suborbicular or reniform, up to (5–)8–13(–22) mm. long, (5–)8–13(–22) mm. wide, rounded or slightly emarginate at the apex, cordate to shortly cuneate at the base, very shallowly crenate to subentire, glabrous or pubescent above; petioles up to 5–15 mm. long, glabrous.
    Flowers
    Flowers scattered in the leaf-axils, often appearing on short lateral branches; pedicels 2–16 mm. long, glabrous or pubescent; bracteoles at or near the base of the pedicel, linear, 1–2 mm. long.
    Hypanthium
    Hypanthium subglobose to obconical, glabrous or pubescent.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes (1.6–) 2–5 mm. long, entire, glabrous or occasionally with a few cilia.
    Corolla
    Corolla 6–11.5 mm. long, blue with 2 longitudinal usually whitish crests in the mouth of the tube, split to the base on the back, glabrous outside, pubescent inside at the bottom of the tube.
    Filaments
    Filaments glabrous, connate above and at least the anterior ones attached to the corolla-tube at the base.
    Anthers
    Anther-tube ± 1.5 mm. long, shortly pubescent on the back; 2 lower anthers each with a tuft of hairs and a hyaline appendage at the apex.
    Pistil
    Ovary inferior; style not broadened at the base.
    Fruits
    Capsule glabrous or pubescent, thin-walled and indehiscent, without apical valves.
    Seeds
    Seeds elliptic in outline, somewhat compressed, ± 0.5 mm. long, striate, brown.
    Habitat
    Upland grassland and moor, often on swampy ground or among rocks; 3100–4250 m.
    Distribution
    K3 K4 U3 not known elsewhere

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Uganda

    Lobelia lindblomii Mildbr. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 1, 1964 Tweedie [1299], Kenya K000333070
    Sep 1, 1964 Adamson, J. [502], Kenya K000333072
    Tweedie, D.R. [4017], Kenya K000333071
    Mabberley, D.J. [468], Kenya K000333075
    Tweedie [3935], Kenya K000333074
    Tweedie [1151], Kenya K000333079
    Hedberg, O. [4275], Kenya K000333076
    Hedberg, O. [123], Kenya K000333078
    Major, E.J. [432], Kenya K000333073
    Major, E.J. [433], Kenya K000333077

    First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 8: 235 (1922)

    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
    • A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 517, fig. (1974).
    • O. Hedberg, Afroalpine Vascular Plants p. 195 (1957).
    • E. Wimmer in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV.276 b: 487 (1953).
    • T.C.E. Fries in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 8: 402, fig. 5/a (1923).
    • Mildbr. in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 8: 235 (1922).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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/
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    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/
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