Lobelia sonderiana (Kuntze) Lammers

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Lobelia sonderiana

Picture: Frances Murray-Hudson
Thamlakane river.

Lobelia sonderiana

Picture: Frances Murray-Hudson
Thamlakane river.

Lobelia sonderiana

Picture: Frances Murray-Hudson
Thamlakane river.

Lobelia sonderiana

Picture: Frances Murray-Hudson
Thamlakane river.

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Synonyms: Lobelia angolensis Engl. & Diels
Lobelia depressa L. f.
Lobelia multidentata Engl. & Gilg
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Glabrous, multi-stemmed, annual or short-lived perennial herb. Leaves variable, linear to elliptic, ovate or spathulate, 3-15 mm long, rather fleshy, sessile or shortly petiolate; margin entire or minutely toothed. Flowers in upper leaf axils. Corolla 2.5-5 mm long, white to blue, pink or purple; lower three lobes with a crescent-shaped gland at the base.
Type location:
Syntypes from Angola
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: sonderiana: after Otto Wilhelm Sonder (1812-1881), German botanist, apothecary and co-author of Flora Capensis.
Habitat: In wet places, on riverbanks and edges of swamps and pools
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B
Zambian distribution (Provinces): W
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Monday 8 June 2020
Literature:

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 155. (Includes a picture).

Lammers, T.G. (1999). A new Lobelia from Mexico with additional new combinations in world Campanulaceae Novon 9 Pages 386 - 387.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 58. Under Lobeliaceae

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 80.

Thulin, M. (1983). Lobeliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 143 - 145. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Lobelia sonderiana.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157750, retrieved 5 February 2023

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