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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa, Comoros.
Monopsis lutea

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, opposite or verticillate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers resupinate or not, in racemes or solitary in leaf-axils, pedicellate or sessile; bracteoles conspicuous, resembling small leaves (in all tropical African species), or absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 5-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla split to the base on the back (or on the lower side in non-resupinate flowers), 2-lipped to subregular, the lower lip (or the upper one in non-resupinate flowers), 3-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5; filaments connate in upper part or almost free from each other, usually attached to the corolla-tube at the base; anthers united into a tube, all of them penicillate at the tip, the 2 lateral ones somewhat longer than the others and with shorter hairs at the tip
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary inferior or almost so, 2-locular; stigma-lobes linear, becoming revolute and with a ring of hairs present on the style below them
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit dehiscing by 2 apical valves or ± indehiscent; seeds numerous, usually reticulate.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, opposite or verticillate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers resupinate or not, in racemes or solitary in leaf axils, pedicellate or sessile; bracteoles conspicuous resembling small leaves (in all tropical African species), or absent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 5–lobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla split to the base on the back (or on the lower side in non–resupinate flowers), 2–lipped to subregular, the lower lip (or the upper one in non–resupinate flowers) 3–lobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5; filaments connate in upper part or almost free from each other, usually attached to the corolla–tube at the base; anthers united into a tube, all of them penicillate at the tip, the two lateral ones somewhat longer than the others and with shorter hairs at the tip.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary inferior or almost so, 2–locular; stigma–lobes linear, becoming revolute and with a ring of hairs present on the style below them.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit dehiscing by 2 apical valves or ± indehiscent; seeds numerous, usually reticulate.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Comoros, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Free State, Gulf of Guinea Is., Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia

Monopsis Salisb. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Trans. Hort. Soc. London 2: 37 (1817)

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.: 698 (1953).
  • in Trans. Hort. Soc. Lond. 2: 37 (1817)

Flora Zambesiaca

  • E. Wimmer in Engl., P flanzenr. IV. 276 b: 698 (1953).
  • in Trans. Hort. Soc. Lond. 2: 37 (1817).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • E. Wimmer in E.P. IV.276 b: 698–713 (1953)
  • in Trans. Hort. Soc. Lond. 2: 37 (1817)

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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