1. Family: Campanulaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Lobelia Plum. ex L.
      1. Lobelia longisepala Engl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Plant 1–5 m. tall in flower, erect, glabrous.
    Leaves
    Rosette-leaves of non-flowering plant subsessile, lanceolate, up to 30–50 cm. long and 9 cm. wide, acute or acuminate at the apex, narrowing below into a petiole-like base; margin finely serrate; venation protruding beneath with arched lateral veins.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence branched, with usually many axillary lax-flowered racemes on leafy peduncles; pedicels 15–30 mm. long, spreading; upper bracts linear to lanceolate and 3–4 cm. long, lower bracts lanceolate and up to 9–14 cm. long; bracteoles inserted near the middle or on the lower half of the pedicel, linear, 1–4 mm. long.
    Hypanthium
    Hypanthium oblong-obovoid, 10-nerved, glabrous.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes linear, 14–22 mm. long, glabrous, entire.
    Corolla
    Corolla 20–30 mm. long, pink to lilac-blue, split to the base on the back, ± papillose-pubescent outside and pubescent on the inside of the tube; two lateral petals linear, united with middle petals below; three middle petals first united but soon splitting up at the apex into 3 ± 6 mm. long lobes.
    Filaments
    Filaments connate almost to the base and forming a firm tube, papillose towards the base, free from corolla.
    Anthers
    Anther-tube ± 5 mm. long, glabrous on the back, the 2 lower anthers barbate at the apex.
    Ovary
    Ovary inferior.
    Fruits
    Capsules pendulous, oblong or subglobose, 15–25 mm. long, without distinct valves at the apex, indehiscent.
    Seeds
    Seeds broadly elliptic in outline, somewhat compressed, not winged, ± 0.7 mm. long, finely striate, brown.
    Habitat
    Upland forest, usually along streams or in other moist, open situations; 800–1500 m.
    Distribution
    T3 T6 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Lobelia longisepala Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mar 1, 2012 Luke, W.R.Q. [11296], Tanzania K000662303
    Cribb, P.J. [11083], Tanzania 42518.000
    Scheffler [99], Tanzania K000228493 Unknown type material

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 32: 117 (1902)

    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
    • Mabberley in Kew Bulletin 29: 562 (1974).
    • E. Wimmer in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV. 276 b: 642, fig. 97/h (1953).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 267 (1949).
    • E.A. Bruce in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1934: 70 (1934).
    • R.E. & T.C.E. Fries in Svensk Bot. Tidskr. 16: 396 (1922).
    • Engl. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 32: 117 (1902).

    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
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