1. Family: Campanulaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Lobelia Plum. ex L.
      1. Lobelia molleri Henriq.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is São Tomé, Cameroon to South Sudan and Zimbabwe.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual or short-lived perennial herb, decumbent, 10–75 cm. long.
    Stem
    Stems usually many and much branched, often rooting at lower nodes, triangular with narrowly winged edges, glabrous or sparsely pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves up to 20–70 mm. long, 7–20(–30) mm. wide, narrowly elliptic or lanceolate to ovate, gradually narrowing upwards on the stem, acute or obtuse at the apex, gradually or abruptly narrowing below into a petiole-like base, serrate or crenate, sparsely pubescent on both sides or only above, ciliate at the base; venation prominent beneath.
    Flowers
    Flowers in lax leafy racemes; pedicels 10–20 mm. long, shorter than or equalling the bracts, glabrous, with minute bracteoles at the base.
    Hypanthium
    Hypanthium narrowly obconical, 8–10-nerved, glabrous.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes narrowly triangular to almost filiform, erect or somewhat spreading, 2.5–4(–5) mm. long, entire, ciliate.
    Corolla
    Corolla 4.5–6 mm. long, white with purplish or greenish markings in throat, split practically to the base on the back, shortly pubescent inside on the bottom of the tube.
    Filaments
    Filaments somewhat pubescent below, connate for most of their length, attached to the corolla-tube at the very base.
    Anthers
    Anther-tube 1.2–1.6 mm. long, glabrous on the back; 2 lower anthers each with a tuft of hairs and hyaline appendage at the apex.
    Ovary
    Ovary subinferior.
    Fruits
    Capsule narrowly obconical to subcylindrical, 8–10-nerved, with 2 valves ± 1 mm. long, inferior part of capsule 6–13 mm. long.
    Seeds
    Seeds broadly elliptic in outline, somewhat compressed, 0.45–0.6 mm. long, striate, brown.
    Habitat
    Upland forest, forest margins, streamsides, usually in moist and shady places; (900–) 1150–2400 m.
    Distribution
    T6 T7 T8 U2 U3 U4
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Annual or short–lived perennial, decumbent, 10–75 cm. long.
    Stem
    Stems usually many and much branched, often rooting at lower nodes, triangular with narrowly winged edges, glabrous or sparsely pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves up to 20–70x7–20(30) mm., narrowly elliptic or lanceolate to ovate, gradually narrowing upwards on the stem, acute or obtuse at the apex, gradually or abruptly narrowing below into a petiole–like base, serrate or crenate, sparsely pubescent on both sides or only above, ciliate at the base; venation prominent beneath.
    Flowers
    Flowers in lax leafy racemes: pedicels 10–20 mm. long, shorter than or equalling the bracts, glabrous, with minute bracteoles at the base.
    Hypanthium
    Hypanthium narrowly obconical, 8–10–nerved, glabrous.
    Calyx
    Calyx–lobes narrowly triangular to almost filiform, erect or somewhat spreading, 2·5–4(5) mm. long, entire, ciliate.
    Corolla
    Corolla 4·5–6 mm. long, white with purplish or greenish markings in throat, split practically to the base on the back, shortly pubescent inside on the bottom of the tube.
    Filaments
    Filaments linear, all somewhat pubescent below, connate for most of their length, attached to the corolla–tube at the very base.
    Anthers
    Anther–tube 1·2–1·6 mm. long, glabrous on the back, the two lower anthers each with a tuft of hairs and a hyaline appendage at the apex.
    Ovary
    Ovary subinferior.
    Fruits
    Capsule narrowly obconical to subcylindrical, 8–10–nerved, with 2 valves ± 1 mm. long, inferior part of capsule 6–13 mm. long.
    Seeds
    Seeds broadly elliptic in outline, somewhat compressed, 0·45–0·6 mm. long, striate, brown.
    [FWTA]

    Lobeliaceae, E. Wimmer. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

    Habit
    A weak erect or partly decumbent herb, glabrous, 1 ft. or more high
    Flowers
    Flowers white.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Malawi, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Lobelia molleri Henriq. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mar 1, 2012 Luke, W.R.Q. [11415], Tanzania K000662297
    May 1, 2002 Ryan, P. [415], Cameroon K000027447

    First published in Bol. Soc. Brot. 10: 137 (1892)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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 West Tropical Africa
    • E. Wimm. in Engl. Pflanzenr. 4, 276b Campanulac-Lobelioid.: 472. (1953)
    • in Bol. Soc. Brot. 10: 137 (1892)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Thulin in Flora Zambesiaca 7 (1): 134 (1983).
    • E. Wimmer in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV.276 c: 858 (1968).
    • E. Wimmer in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 2: 313 (1963)
    • E. Wimmer in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV.276 b: 472 (1953)
    • Henriq. in Bol. Soc. Brot. 10: 137 (1893).

    Sources

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