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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Zimbabwe to Northern Prov.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Annual or short–lived perennial, prostrate or decumbent, up to 6–30 cm. long herb, often forming tangling masses.
    Stem
    Stems sparsely to much branched, angular, not winged, sparsely to densely short pubescent, often rooting at lower nodes.
    Leaves
    Leaves petiolate, up to 5–15 x 5–15 mm., suborbicular to subreniform or upper leaves rarely elliptic, usually acute at the apex, truncate or rarely cuneate at the base, incised–dentate, short pubescent on both sides or rarely subglabrous; venation prominent beneath; petiole up to 6–12 mm. long, pubescent.
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary, terminal or axillary; pedicels 8–25 mm. long, filiform, glabrous or short pubescent, ebracteolate.
    Hypanthium
    Hypanthium obovoid to obconical, 8–10–nerved, glabrous or short pubescent.
    Calyx
    Calyx–lobes very narrowly triangular or subulate, erect or spreading, 1·6–2·4 mm. long, entire, glabrous or short pubescent.
    Corolla
    Corolla 8–10 mm. long, blue or pale blue, split to 2–2·5 mm. from the base on the back, puberulous inside towards the base.
    Filaments
    Filaments linear, all somewhat pubescent below, attached to the corolla–tube at the base.
    Anthers
    Anther–tube ± 1–2 mm. long, glabrous or short pubescent towards the apex on the back; the two lower anthers each with a tuft of hairs and a hyaline appendage at the apex.
    Ovary
    Ovary semi–inferior.
    Fruits
    Capsule obovoid to obconical, 8–10–nerved, glabrous or short pubescent, with 2 valves ± 1 mm. long, inferior part of capsule 2–2·8 mm. long.
    Seeds
    Seeds broadly elliptic in outline, compressed, ± 0·4 mm. long, finely striate, brown.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

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

    First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 276c: 864 (1968)

    Accepted by

    • 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

    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