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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial, decumbent herb.
    Stem
    Stems up to 0.5 m. long, rooting at lower nodes, with ascending flowering shoots, glabrous or sparsely pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves with lamina elliptic to suborbicular, (5–)8–15 mm. long, (4–)7–15 mm. wide, acute at the apex, ± cuneate at the base, prominently dentate or doubly dentate, appressed pubescent above, less densely so or glabrous beneath; petiole 1.5–10 mm. long, glabrous or pubescent.
    Flowers
    Flowers scattered in upper leaf-axils; pedicels 15–50 mm. long, glabrous or shortly pubescent; bracteoles at or near the base of the pedicel or rarely near the middle, linear, 0.8–6 mm. long.
    Hypanthium
    Hypanthium obconical, glabrous or shortly pubescent.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes 1.2–5 mm. long, entire or with a single tooth at the margin, ± ciliate.
    Corolla
    Corolla 10–18 mm. long, blue with whitish markings and 2 bumps in the mouth of the throat, split on the back to 0.6–2 mm. from the base, glabrous or papillose at the base outside, pubescent inside on the bottom of the tube.
    Filaments
    Filaments connate above, the 2 anterior ones pubescent at the base, all attached to the corolla-tube at the base.
    Anthers
    Anther-tube 1.6–2.2 mm. long, pubescent on the back; 2 lower anthers each with a tuft of hairs and a hyaline appendage at the apex.
    Ovary
    Ovary semi-inferior.
    Fruits
    Capsule glabrous or shortly pubescent, with 2 valves 1.2–2 mm. long, inferior part of capsule 2–7 mm. long.
    Seeds
    Seeds elliptic in outline, somewhat compressed, 0.55–0.6 mm. long, finely striate, brown.
    Habitat
    Upland forest and moor; 3050–3300 m.
    Distribution
    K3 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Lobelia cheranganiensis Thulin appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1984 Mabberley, D.J. [236], Kenya K000333080
    Jan 1, 1984 Mabberley, D.J. [517], Kenya K000333081
    Jan 1, 1984 Tweedie [3883], Kenya K000333083
    Jan 1, 1981 Thulin, M. [220], Kenya K000228584 isotype

    First published in Nordic J. Bot. 3: 379 (1983)

    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 Nord. Journ. Bot. 3: 379, fig. 1/c, 3(1983).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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