1. Family: Campanulaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Lobelia Plum. ex L.
      1. Lobelia livingstoniana R.E.Fr.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Angola to Zambia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial, erect or ascending, rhizomatous herb, 7–25 cm. tall.
    Stem
    Stems not or sparsely branched, angular, narrowly winged, glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves 5–13 x 2–4 mm., denticulate, all leaves of similar shape, lanceolate to narrowly ovate or elliptic, acute, rather spreading; epidermis with small cells on both surfaces.
    Flowers
    Flowers in lax racemes; pedicels up to 22 mm. long, glabrous or papillose; at least lower bracts similar to stem leaves; bracteoles linear, 0·2–0·5 mm. long, at or near base of pedicel.
    Hypanthium
    Hypanthium obconical to obovoid, c. 10–nerved.
    Calyx
    Calyx–lobes narrowly triangular, erect or spreading, 1·2–2·5 mm. long, with 1–2 pairs of teeth at the margin.
    Corolla
    Corolla 7–9·5 mm. long, blue, with two distinct bumps in the mouth of the tube, split to c. 0·4 mm. from the base on the back, papillose inside on the bottom of the tube.
    Filaments
    Filaments linear, the 2 lower pubescent at the base, connate for most of their length, attached to the corolla–tube at the base.
    Anthers
    Anther–tube ±1·5 mm. long, shortly pubescent on the back of the upper thecae, the two lower anthers each with a tuft of hairs and a hyaline appendage at the apex.
    Ovary
    Ovary subinferior.
    Fruits
    Capsule c. 10–nerved with 2 valves ± 1 mm. long, inferior part of capsule 2–4 mm. long.
    Seeds
    Seeds elliptic–oblong in outline, compressed, 0·4–0·5 mm. long, almost smooth, brown.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Zambia

    Lobelia livingstoniana R.E.Fr. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Price, N.R., Zambia 11612.000

    First published in Wiss. Erg. Schwed. Rhodesia-Kongo-Exp. 1911-1912, 1: 317 (1916)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Lammers, T.G. (2007). World checklist and bibliography of Campanulaceae: 1-675. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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