Lobelia trullifolia Hemsl.
subsp. trullifolia

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Lobelia trullifolia subsp. trullifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
At junction of Thazima-Kaperekezi rd and Chelinda rd, Nyika National Park

Lobelia trullifolia subsp. trullifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

Lobelia trullifolia subsp. trullifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

Lobelia trullifolia subsp. trullifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

Lobelia trullifolia subsp. trullifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

Lobelia trullifolia subsp. trullifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

Lobelia trullifolia subsp. trullifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

Lobelia trullifolia subsp. trullifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

Lobelia trullifolia subsp. trullifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Lobelia brassiana E. Wimmer
Lobelia buchananii Baker
Lobelia intertexta Baker
Lobelia melleri Hemsl.
Lobelia nyassae Engl.
Lobelia nyikensis Baker
Lobelia saliensis E. Wimmer
Lobelia trullifolia Hemsl. var. saliensis (E. Wimmer) E. Wimmer
Lobelia usambarensis Engl. var. hispidella E. Wimmer
Lobelia usambarensis Engl. var. calantha E. Wimmer
Lobelia wentzeliana Engl.
Lobelia zombaensis E. Wimmer
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect to decumbent, annual or short–lived perennial herb, 4–60 cm tall, often purplish tinged towards the base, hairless or sparsely to densely pubescent. Leaves ovate to subreniform or rarely narrowly elliptic, 8–40 mm long; margin more or less crenate; petiole 2–15 mm long. Flowers in lax leafy racemes on filiform pedicels 20–45 mm long. Calyx–lobes very narrowly triangular, more or less erect or spreading, 2–7 mm long, entire. Corolla 9–16 mm long, short pubescent inside, hairless or pubescent on the lobes outside. long. Capsule more or less obovoid, hairless or pubescent with prominent valves 1·5–3·2 mm long.
Type location:
Malawi
Notes: Four subspecies have been described and all have been recorded from Zambia: subsp. trullifolia dealt with here but see also
subsp. pinnatifida Thulin;
subsp. minor Thulin and
subsp. rhodesica (R.E. Fr.) Thulin.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In grassland, along forest margins and on streambanks or roadsides, often in rocky places or on bare ground.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Monday 10 September 2018
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 160 - 161. (Includes a picture).

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).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 80.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 37.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 64.

Thulin, M. (1983). Lobeliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 126 - 127.

Other sources of information about Lobelia trullifolia subsp. trullifolia:

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Flora of Malawi: Lobelia trullifolia subsp. trullifolia
Flora of Mozambique: Lobelia trullifolia subsp. trullifolia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Lobelia trullifolia
African Plant Database: Lobelia trullifolia
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Lobelia trullifolia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Lobelia trullifolia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Lobelia trullifolia
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Lobelia trullifolia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Lobelia trullifolia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Lobelia trullifolia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Lobelia trullifolia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lobelia trullifolia
Ispot Southern Africa: Lobelia trullifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Lobelia trullifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lobelia trullifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lobelia trullifolia
The Plant List (version 1.1): Lobelia trullifolia
Tropicos: Lobelia trullifolia


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Lobelia trullifolia subsp. trullifolia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=171350, retrieved 14 November 2018

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