Lobelia baumannii Engl.

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Lobelia baumannii

Photo: Mark Hyde
Close to Aberfoyle Lodge

Lobelia baumannii

Photo: Mark Hyde
Close to Aberfoyle Lodge

Lobelia baumannii

Photo: Mark Hyde
Close to Aberfoyle Lodge

Lobelia baumannii

Photo: Mark Hyde
Close to Aberfoyle Lodge

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Status: Native
Procumbent or straggling perennial herb. Stems ribbed or narrowly winged. Leaves more or less broadly ovate to triangular, 25-80 mm long, more or less pubescent on both surfaces, particularly on the veins; margin coarsely; petiole 15-30 mm long. Flowers in lax, shortly pedunculate, 2-6-flowered racemes. Corolla 13-30 mm long, white mauve or blue with darker markings in the throat. Capsule 8-10-veined, more or less pubescent, with 2 valves 2.5-4 mm long.
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Habitat: In understorey or along margins of forest, often on shaded stream banks.
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Worldwide distribution: Eastern DRC, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Sunday 13 October 2013

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.

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 141 - 142.


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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lobelia baumannii
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Lobelia baumannii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157760, retrieved 23 January 2018

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