Lobelia laxiflora Kunth

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Lobelia laxiflora

Photo: Mark Hyde
10, Sandringham Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

Lobelia laxiflora

Photo: Mark Hyde
10, Sandringham Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

Lobelia laxiflora

Photo: Mark Hyde
10, Sandringham Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

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Synonyms:
Common names: Mexican cardinal flower (English) Sierra Madre lobelia (English)
Description: Branching perennial herb or subshrub to 1.5 m tall. Leaves ± sessile, lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate (narrower to almost linear in var. angustifolia); margin serrate; apex acuminate. Flowers 3-4 cm long, 2-lipped, red and yellow, borne on long axillary pedicels; lower lip notched; upper 2-partite.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: laxiflora: with lax or open inflorescences
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Worldwide distribution: Mexico, just reaching the USA in Arizona
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Literature:

Bailey, L.H. (1949). Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York. Page 971.

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External websites:

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Lobelia laxiflora.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=229240, retrieved 13 December 2019

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