8694.000 Lobelia L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs (in ours). Stems not twining. Leaves alternate. Bracteoles minute, ± linear, rarely 0. Flowers usually resupinate, zygomorphic. Corolla usually 2-lipped with upper lip 2-lobed, lower 3-lobed (rarely all petals form a single lip). (The terms 'upper' and 'lower' assume flowers are resupinate). Anthers (5) united into a tube; the two lower or all of them penicillate at tip, the two lower ones somewhat shorter than others. Ovary inferior to ± superior, 2-locular. Stigma lobes 2, surrounded by a ring of hairs. Fruit a capsule dehiscing by 2, rarely 4, apical valves; or, rarely indehiscent.

Worldwide: c. 300 species in tropical and warm areas, a few temperate.

Zambia: 20 taxa.

Lobelia trullifolia subsp. trullifolia

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
angolensis Engl. & DielsBW
baumannii Engl.WNwDescription, Image
chireensis A. Rich.SS
erinus L.B,N,W,CC,Lk,WDescription, Image
fervens Thunb. subsp. recurvata (E. Wimm.) ThulinN
giberroa Hemsl.N,EMcDescription, Image
heyneana Roem. & Schult. N,E,SN,E,Lk,S
intercedens (E. Wimm.) ThulinWCb
kirkii R.E. Fr.SSDescription, Image
lasiocalycina E. Wimm. NN
livingstoniana R.E. Fr. B,W,SNw,S,W
mildbraedii Engl.E?Description, Image
ovina E. Wimm. EMc
quarreana E. Wimm. N,SN,C
trullifolia Hemsl. subsp. minor Thulin NNDescription
trullifolia Hemsl. subsp. pinnatifida Thulin NN
trullifolia Hemsl. subsp. rhodesica (R.E.Fr.) Thulin N,W,CCb
trullifolia Hemsl. subsp. trullifolia EMcDescription, Image
uliginosa E. Wimm. NLp
welwitschii Engl. & DielsN,W,C,ENw,N,Mc,E,Lk

Other sources of information about Lobelia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Lobelia
Flora of Caprivi: Lobelia
Flora of Malawi: Lobelia
Flora of Mozambique: Lobelia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Lobelia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Lobelia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Lobelia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Lobelia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Lobelia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lobelia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lobelia

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Lobelia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1458, retrieved 20 September 2019

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