1. Family: Campanulaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Lobelia Plum. ex L.
      1. Lobelia sapinii De Wild.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual erect herb, 8–40 cm. tall.
    Stem
    Stem sparsely to much branched, triangular with narrowly winged edges, sparsely pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves up to 25–55 mm. long, 10–35 mm. wide, ovate, acute or obtuse at the apex, abruptly narrowing below into a petiole-like base, serrate to doubly dentate or crenate, sparsely pubescent on both sides; venation prominent beneath.
    Flowers
    Flowers in lax terminal and axillary racemes; pedicels 3–12 mm. long, glabrous or pubescent; upper bracts 1.5–3.5 mm. long, much shorter than pedicels; bracteoles minute, ± ovate, at the base of the pedicel.
    Hypanthium
    Hypanthium narrowly obconical, 8-nerved, usually glabrous.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes very narrowly triangular, ± erect, 2–2.5(–3.5) mm. long, with a pair of teeth at the base, glabrous or ciliate.
    Corolla
    Corolla 3.5–4.5 mm. long, blue, or white with blue markings, split practically to the base on the back, papillose inside at the bottom of the tube.
    Filaments
    Filaments, at least the 2 lower, pubescent below, attached to the corolla-tube at the base.
    Anthers
    Anther-tube 0.6–1 mm. long, ± pilose on the back of the upper thecae; 2 lower anthers each with a tuft of hairs and a hyaline appendage at the apex; the upper anthers ± papillose at the apex.
    Ovary
    Ovary subinferior.
    Fruits
    Capsule narrowly obconical, 8-nerved, with 2 valves ± 0.8 mm. long, inferior part of capsule 5–7 mm. long.
    Seeds
    Seeds lenticular, 0.4–0.5 mm. long, finely striate, brown.
    Habitat
    Roadside in wooded grassland; 1000 m.
    Distribution
    T6 T8
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Annual erect herb, 8–40 cm. tall.
    Stem
    Stem sparsely to much branched, triangular with narrowly winged edges, sparsely pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves up to 25–55 mm. long, 10–35 mm. wide, ovate, acute or obtuse at the apex, abruptly narrowing below into a petiole–like base, serrate to doubly dentate or crenate, sparsely pubescent on both sides; venation prominent beneath.
    Flowers
    Flowers in lax terminal and axillary racemes; pedicels 3–12 mm. long, glabrous or pubescent; upper bracts 1·5–3·5 mm. long, much shorter than pedicels; bracteoles minute, ± ovate, at the base of the pedicel.
    Hypanthium
    Hypanthium narrowly obconical, 8–nerved, usually glabrous.
    Calyx
    Calyx–lobes very narrowly triangular, ± erect, 2·2·5(3·5) mm. long, with a pair of teeth at the base, glabrous or ciliate.
    Corolla
    Corolla 3·5–4·5 mm. long, blue, or white with blue markings, split practically to the base on the back, papillose inside on the bottom of the tube.
    Filaments
    Filaments linear, at least the two lower pubescent below, attached to the corolla–tube at the base.
    Anthers
    Anther–tube 0·6–1 mm. long, ± pilose on the back of the upper thecae; the two lower anthers each with a tuft of hairs and a hyaline appendage at the apex; the upper anthers ± papillose at the apex.
    Ovary
    Ovary subinferior.
    Fruits
    Capsule narrowly obconical, 8–nerved, with 2 valves ± 0–8 mm. long, inferior part of capsule 5–7 mm. long.
    Seeds
    Seeds lenticular, 0·4–0·5 mm. long, finely striate, brown.
    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    A glabrous erect branched herb, up to 8 in. high
    Flowers
    Flowers blue or white with deep blue stripes or bright blue with 2 rows of dark dots across lower lip.
    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    Erect annual herb, up to 8 in. high
    Flowers
    Flowers dull blue
    Ecology
    On rocks.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon, Central African Repu, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Zaïre

    Lobelia sapinii De Wild. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1984 Lely, H. V. [P727], Nigeria K000228543 Unknown type material

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 3: 261 (1911)

    Accepted by

    • Lammers, T.G. (2007). World checklist and bibliography of Campanulaceae: 1-675. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Hedberg, I., Kelbessa, E., Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Persson, E. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • E. Wimm. in Engl. Pflanzenr. 4, 276b Campanulac-Lobelioid.: 511. (1953)
    • in Bull Jard. Bot. Brux. 3: 261 (1911)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Hedberg, I., Kelbessa, E., Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Persson, E. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Thulin in Flora Zambesiaca 7(1): 132 (1983).
    • E. Wimmer in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV.276 c: 863 (1968).
    • E. Wimmer in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 2: 313 (1963)
    • E. Wimmer in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV.276 b: 511 (1953)
    • De Wild. in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 3: 261 (1911).

    Sources

    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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