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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Cosmopolitan.
Lobelia sumatrana (Campanulaceae)

[FZ]

Lobeliaceae, M. Thulin. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs, subshrubs or small trees with a palm–like habit.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, entire to incised or lobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers bisexual or rarely unisexual in racemes or solitary in leaf–axils, nearly always resupinate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx–lobes 5, often somewhat unequal.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla split to the base or almost so on the back only, or sometimes the two upper petals are almost free to the base or all the petals ultimately free, usually 2–lipped with upper lip 2–lobed, lower 3–lobed, more rarely all petals are forming a single lip.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5, free from the corolla or slightly attached to it at the base; anthers united into a tube, the two lower or all of them penicillate at the tip, the two lower ones somewhat shorter than the others.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary inferior to subsuperior, 2–locular; stigma–lobes 2, short and broad, surrounded by a ring of hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit capsular dehiscing by 2, rarely 4, apical valves, or rarely indehiscent; seeds usually numerous.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs, subshrubs or small trees with a palm-like habit
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, entire to incised or lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers bisexual or rarely unisexual, in racemes or solitary in leaf-axils, nearly always resupinate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes 5, often somewhat unequal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla split to the base or almost so on the back only, or sometimes the 2 upper petals are almost free to the base or all the petals ultimately free, usually 2-lipped with upper lip 2-lobed, lower 3-lobed, more rarely all petals forming a single lip
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5, free from the corolla or slightly attached to it at the base; filaments linear; anthers united into a tube, the 2 lower or all of them penicillate at the tip, the 2 lower ones somewhat shorter than the others
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary inferior to subsuperior, 2-locular; stigma-lobes 2, short and broad, surrounded by a ring of hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit capsular, dehiscing by 2, rarely 4, apical valves, or rarely indehiscent; seeds usually numerous.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Herbs, subshrubs or small trees with a palm-like habit
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers in racemes or solitary in leaf-axils, nearly always resupinate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 5-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla usually 2-lipped with upper lip 2-lobed, lower 3-lobed, more rarely all petals forming a single lip
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens with filaments free from corolla or attached to it at the base; anthers united into a tube, the 2 lower or all of them hairy at the tip, the 2 lower ones somewhat shorter than the others
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary inferior to almost superior, 2-celled; stigma-lobes short and broad, surrounded by a ring of hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit dehiscing by 2 apical valves, or rarely indehiscent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds usually numerous.
Distribution
Some 440 species, mainly in the tropics and subtropics.
Note
The flowers in most species (including the two Somali species) are resupinate, i.e. turned upside down by twisting of the pedicel. The 3-lobed lower lip in such flowers therefore morphologically corresponds to the upper lip of non-resupinate ones.

Native to:

Alabama, Alberta, Amur, Andaman Is., Angola, Antipodean Is., Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Arkansas, Assam, Azores, Bahamas, Baltic States, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Borneo, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, British Columbia, Burkina, Burundi, California, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Central African Repu, Chad, Chatham Is., Chile Central, Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, Chile South, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Colombia, Colorado, Comoros, Congo, Connecticut, Costa Rica, Cuba, Delaware, Delaware, Denmark, District of Columbia, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Is., Finland, Florida, France, Free State, French Guiana, Føroyar, Gabon, Galápagos, Georgia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Guatemala, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Idaho, Illinois, India, Indiana, Iowa, Ireland, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Juan Fernández Is., Kamchatka, Kansas, Kentucky, Kenya, Kermadec Is., Khabarovsk, Korea, Kuril Is., KwaZulu-Natal, Labrador, Laos, Leeward Is., Lesotho, Lesser Sunda Is., Louisiana, Madagascar, Madeira, Magadan, Maine, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Manchuria, Manitoba, Maryland, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mauritius, Mexican Pacific Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, Nebraska, Nepal, Netherlands, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Guinea, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Newfoundland, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Niger, Nigeria, Norfolk Is., North Carolina, North Carolina, North Dakota, North European Russi, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Northwest European R, Northwest Territorie, Norway, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ogasawara-shoto, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oman, Ontario, Oregon, Panamá, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Puerto Rico, Queensland, Québec, Rhode I., Rodrigues, Rwanda, Réunion, Sakhalin, Saskatchewan, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Australia, South Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Spain, Sri Lanka, St.Helena, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tasmania, Tennessee, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Trinidad-Tobago, Tubuai Is., Turks-Caicos Is., Uganda, Uruguay, Utah, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vermont, Victoria, Vietnam, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Virginia, Western Australia, Windward Is., Wisconsin, Wyoming, Yakutskiya, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Austria, Canary Is., Fiji, Italy, South Georgia, Tristan da Cunha, Tunisia

Lobelia Plum. ex L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Rottler, J.P. [Cat. no. s.n.] K001132381
Rottler, J.P. [Cat. no. s.n.] K001132380
Silva, G.P. [2068], Brazil K001047519
Marcon, A.B. [97], Brazil K001047522
Marcon, A.B. [97], Brazil K001047521
Ollerton, J. [107], Guyana 76076.000
Christenhusz, M.J.M. [2010-1551], Mexico K000696321
Mori, S. [10444], Brazil K001047517
Ganev, W. [602], Brazil K001047520
Sucre, D. [5614], Brazil K001047518

First published in Sp. Pl.: 929 (1753)

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 West Tropical Africa

  • E. Wimm. in Engl. Pflanzenr. 4, 276b Campanulac—Lobelioid.: 408 (1953).
  • —F.T.A. 3: 464

Flora Zambesiaca

  • E. Wimmer in Engl, Pflanzenr. IV. 276 b: 408 (1953).
  • Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 401 (1754).
  • Sp. Pl. 2: 929 (1753)

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • E. Wimmer in E.P. IV. 276b: 408–695 (1953)
  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 401 (1754)
  • Sp. Pl.: 929 (1753)

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