1. Family: Campanulaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Lobelia Plum. ex L.
      1. Lobelia wollastonii Baker f.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Uganda to Rwanda.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Plant 2–7 m. tall in flower, erect.
    Stem
    Stem unbranched, hollow, woody below.
    Leaves
    Rosette-leaves marcescent, sessile, linear-lanceolate, 20–50 cm. long, 2.5–5.5 cm. wide, acute at the apex, ciliate at least towards the base, otherwise glabrous or, when young, shaggy pilose at the base on both sides; margin entire or subentire; venation protruding beneath with spreading lateral veins and reticulate tertiary venation.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence unbranched, dense, up to 2 m. long; bracts, calyx and pedicels densely shaggy with long white or yellowish hairs; pedicels 4–7 mm. long; bracts drooping, linear-lanceolate, long-acuminate at the apex, 6–10 cm. long; bracteoles inserted at the base of the pedicel, minute.
    Hypanthium
    Hypanthium obconical, 10-nerved.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes linear, 15–23 mm. long, acuminate at the apex, entire.
    Corolla
    Corolla 30–45 mm. long, blue, split to the base on the back, ± pubescent on outside and inside; lobes linear, the lateral ones somewhat more deeply split than the middle ones.
    Filaments
    Filaments connate for most of their length and forming a firm tube, ± puberulous, free from the corolla.
    Anthers
    Anther-tube 9–12 mm. long, glabrous on the back; 2 lower anthers barbate at the apex.
    Ovary
    Ovary subinferior.
    Fruits
    Capsule subglobose, 12–15 mm. long, with 2 valves.
    Seeds
    Seeds broadly elliptic in outline, somewhat compressed, ± 1 mm. long, finely striate, brown.
    Habitat
    Upland forest and moor; 3350–4250 m.
    Distribution
    U2

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Rwanda, Uganda, Zaïre

    Lobelia wollastonii Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Osmaston, H., Uganda 17820.000
    Scaëtta [1607], Congo, DRC K000228526 isotype

    First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 38: 265 (1908)

    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: 570 (1974).
    • E. Wimmer in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV. 276 c: 886 (1968).
    • O. Hedberg, Afroalpine Vascular Plants p. 193, 334 (1957).
    • E. Wimmer in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV. 276 b: 675 (1953).
    • Robyns, Flore des Spermatophytes du Parc National Albert 2: 416, t. 40, fig. 18 (1947).
    • E.A. Bruce in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1934: 87 (1934).
    • Hauman in Mém. Inst. Roy. Col. Belg. 8°, 2: 12, t. 1–3, fig. 1 (1934).
    • R.E. & T.C.E. Fries in Svensk Bot. Tidskr. 16: 416, fig. 8/d (1922).
    • Engl. in Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Deutschen Zentral-Afrika-Expedition 1907-1908, 2 (Botanik) p. 344 (1911).
    • Bak. f. in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 38: 265, t. 19/7 (1908).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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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