Lobelia angolensis Engl. & Diels

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Synonyms: Lobelia depressa L. f.
Lobelia multidentata Engl. & Gilg
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Status: Native
Glabrous, multi-stemmed, annual or short-lived perennial herb. Leaves variable, linear to elliptic, ovate or spathulate, 3-15 mm long, rather fleshy, sessile or shortly petiolate; margin entire or minutely toothed. Flowers in upper leaf axils. Corolla 2.5-5 mm long, white to blue, pink or purple; lower three lobes with a crescent-shaped gland at the base.
Derivation of specific name: angolensis: of Angola
Habitat: In wet places, on riverbanks and edges of swamps and pools
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Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C
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Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 155. (Includes a picture).

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. Under Lobeliaceae

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 80.

Thulin, M. (1983). Lobeliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 143 - 145. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Botswana: Lobelia angolensis
Flora of Caprivi: Lobelia angolensis
Flora of Malawi: Lobelia angolensis
Flora of Mozambique: Lobelia angolensis
Flora of Zambia: Lobelia angolensis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Lobelia angolensis
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Lobelia angolensis
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Lobelia angolensis
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JSTOR Plant Science: Lobelia angolensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lobelia angolensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lobelia angolensis
Plants of the World Online: Lobelia angolensis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Lobelia angolensis
Tropicos: Lobelia angolensis
Wikipedia: Lobelia angolensis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Lobelia angolensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157750, retrieved 27 May 2020

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