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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to Zambia.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual erect glabrous herb 15–40 cm. tall.
    Stem
    Stem not or sparsely branched, angular, very narrowly winged, purplish below.
    Leaves
    Leaves inconspicuous, up to 3–5 mm. long and 1–1.5 mm. wide, sparsely denticulate; upper leaves lanceolate, acute, erect; lower leaves often ovate to rotundate, sometimes obtuse, spreading or reflexed.
    Flowers
    Flowers in lax, up to 15-flowered, 1-sided racemes; pedicels up to 10(–16) mm. long; bracts similar to upper stem leaves; bracteoles minute, at the base of the pedicel.
    Hypanthium
    Hypanthium obovoid to subglobose, ± 10-nerved, glabrous or almost so.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes narrowly triangular to subulate, erect, 1–3 mm. long, with 1–2 pairs of teeth near the base.
    Corolla
    Corolla 6–9 mm. long, blue, with 2 bumps in the mouth of the tube, split to ± 0.4 mm. from the base on the back, sparsely papillose inside on the bottom of the tube.
    Filaments
    Filaments pubescent at the base, connate for most of their length, attached to corolla-tube at the very base only.
    Anthers
    Anther-tube 1.2–1.8 mm. long, shortly pubescent on the back of the upper thecae; 2 lower anthers each with a tuft of hairs and a hyaline appendage at the apex.
    Ovary
    Ovary subinferior.
    Fruits
    Capsule ± 10-nerved, glabrous or almost so, with 2 valves ± 1 mm. long, inferior part of capsule 2–3 mm. long.
    Seeds
    Seeds elliptic-oblong in outline, compressed, ± 0.4 mm. long, almost smooth, brown.
    Habitat
    Peaty bog overlying rock; 1730 m.
    Distribution
    T4
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Annual erect glabrous herb, 15–40 cm. tall.
    Stem
    Stem not or sparsely branched, angular, very narrowly winged, purplish below.
    Leaves
    Leaves inconspicuous, up to 3·5 x 1–1·5 mm., sparsely denticulate; upper leaves lanceolate, acute, erect; lower leaves often ovate or rounded, sometimes obtuse, spreading or reflexed.
    Flowers
    Flowers in lax, up to 15–flowered, one–sided racemes; pedicels up to 10(–16) mm. long; bracts similar to upper stem leaves; bracteoles minute, at the base of the pedicel.
    Hypanthium
    Hypanthium obovoid to subglobose, c. 10–nerved, glabrous or almost so.
    Calyx
    Calyx–lobes narrowly triangular to subulate, erect, 1–3 mm. long, with 1–2 pairs of teeth near the base.
    Corolla
    Corolla 6–9 mm. long, blue, with two bumps in the mouth of the tube, split to c. 0·4 mm. from the base on the back, sparsely papillose inside on the bottom of the tube.
    Filaments
    Filaments linear, pubescent at the base, connate for most of their length, attached to corolla–tube at the very base only.
    Anthers
    Anther–tube 1·2–1·8 mm. long, shortly pubescent on the back of the upper thecae, the two lower anthers each with a tuft of hairs and a hyaline appendage at the apex.
    Ovary
    Ovary subinferior.
    Fruits
    Capsule c. 10–nerved, glabrous or almost so with 2 valves ± 1 mm. long, inferior part of capsule 2–3 mm. long.
    Seeds
    Seeds elliptic–oblong in outline, compressed, ± 0·4 mm. long, almost smooth, brown.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania, Zambia

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1958 Richards, H. M. [10049], Zambia K000228609 paratype

    First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 276c: 867 (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.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Thulin in Flora Zambesiaca 7(1): 131 (1983).
    • E. Wimmer in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV. 276 c: 867, fig. 25/a (1968).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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