Lobelia welwitschii Engl. & Diels

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Status: Native
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Derivation of specific name: welwitschii: named after the Austrian botanist, Friedrich Martin Welwitsch (1806-1872)
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Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,Mc,E,Lk
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 198. (Includes a picture).

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

Thulin, M. (1983). Lobeliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 129 - 131. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Lobelia welwitschii
Flora of Mozambique: Lobelia welwitschii
Flora of Zimbabwe: Lobelia welwitschii

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Lobelia welwitschii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Lobelia welwitschii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Lobelia welwitschii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Lobelia welwitschii
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lobelia welwitschii
JSTOR Plant Science: Lobelia welwitschii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lobelia welwitschii
Plants of the World Online: Lobelia welwitschii
Tropicos: Lobelia welwitschii
Wikipedia: Lobelia welwitschii

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 welwitschii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157900, retrieved 3 October 2023

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