1. Family: Campanulaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Lobelia Plum. ex L.
      1. Lobelia sancta Thulin

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Ukaguru Mountains).

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Plant up to 6(–8) m. tall, erect, not suckering from the base.
    Stem
    Stem 4–10 cm. thick and woody at the base, terete, hollow, glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves dark green, tough, very narrowly oblanceolate, up to 40 cm. long and 5.5 cm. wide, acute at the apex, narrowing below into a petiole-like base, glabrous; margin ± revolute, coarsely dentate or doubly dentate with teeth up to 5 mm. long and 10 mm. wide, venation protruding beneath, the lateral veins almost perpendicular to the midvein and weakly arcuate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence ± 2 m. long, branched with a terminal densely many-flowered raceme supplemented by about a dozen rather densely crowded axillary racemes on leafy peduncles; pedicels 5–8 mm. long, spreading-papillose, ebracteolate; bracts oblanceolate, ± 30 mm. long, papillose.
    Hypanthium
    Hypanthium obovoid, indistinctly 10-nerved, papillose.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes linear, ± 25 mm. long, entire, papillose.
    Corolla
    Corolla 40–45 mm. long, purplish red, curved downwards, split to the base on the back, papillose on the outside and inside; two lateral petals linear, united with middle petals for more than half their length; three middle petals very narrowly elliptic, first united but soon splitting up at the apex into 3 ± 15–20 mm. long lobes.
    Filaments
    Filaments purplish red, connate and forming a firm tube, densely papillose-pubescent except on the uppermost part, free from corolla.
    Anthers
    Anther-tube ± 7 mm. long; all anthers weakly pilose on the back, the 2 lower ones also apically barbate.
    Pistil
    Ovary subinferior; style shortly 2-lobed at the apex.
    Fruits
    Capsule and seeds not known.
    Figures
    Fig. 1.
    Habitat
    Summit ridge in mist forest; 2050–2100 m.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere T6

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Lobelia sancta Thulin appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Thulin, M. [2842], Tanzania K000228491 isotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 34: 815 (1980)

    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
    • Thulin in Kew Bulletin 34: 815, fig. 1 (1980).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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