Lobelia fervens Thunb.
subsp. fervens

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Lobelia fervens subsp. fervens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along footpath from Zomba to Magorogodo

Lobelia fervens subsp. fervens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along footpath from Zomba to Magorogodo

Lobelia fervens subsp. fervens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along footpath from Zomba to Magorogodo

Lobelia fervens subsp. fervens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along footpath from Zomba to Magorogodo

Lobelia fervens subsp. fervens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along footpath from Zomba to Magorogodo

Lobelia fervens subsp. fervens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along footpath from Zomba to Magorogodo

Lobelia fervens subsp. fervens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhahomba area, Chimanimani National Reserve

Lobelia fervens subsp. fervens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhahomba area, Chimanimani National Reserve

Lobelia fervens subsp. fervens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhahomba area, Chimanimani National Reserve

Lobelia fervens subsp. fervens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhahomba area, Chimanimani National Reserve

Lobelia fervens subsp. fervens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhahomba area, Chimanimani National Reserve

Lobelia fervens subsp. fervens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhahomba area, Chimanimani National Reserve

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Synonyms: Lobelia asperulata Klotzsch
Lobelia humilis Klotzsch
Lobelia madagascariensis Roem. & Schult.
Lobelia mearnsii De Wild.
Lobelia odontoptera Schltr.
Lobelia petersiana Klotzsch
Lobelia pterocaulon Klotzsch
Lobelia subulata Klotzsch
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Annual or short–lived perennial, erect, ascending or decumbent herb, 10–60 cm tall. Stems often rooting at lower nodes, sparsely branched, triangular and broadly winged, usually hairless. Leaves linear or narrowly elliptic to ovate, up to 20–50 mm long, narrowing upwards, hairless or rarely pubescent, midvein prominent beneath; petiole–like base up to 5 mm long; margin serrate–crenate. Flowers in long lax terminal and axillary leafy racemes; pedicels up 5–13 mm long, hairless, papillose or pubescent; upper bracts linear to narrowly elliptic, often longer than pedicels. Calyx–lobes narrowly triangular to subulate, more or less erect, spreading, or recurved in fruit, 1·2–5 mm long, entire or rarely with a single tooth at the margin. Corolla 4–11 mm long, blue with darker markings, split to less than 1 mm from the base on the back, hairless outside, papillose or short pubescent inside on the bottom of the tube. Capsule narrowly obconical to subspherical, c. 8–veined, hairless or rarely pubescent, with 2 valves 0·6–1·2 mm long, inferior part of capsule 2·4–6 mm long.
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Habitat: Usually in damp places in grassland, along forest margins, road sides or stream sides.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 580 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Comoro Islands, Reunion and Madagascar. Apparently introduced in Brazil.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Saturday 8 February 2020
Literature:

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 37. As Lobelia fervens

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 80. As Lobelia fervens

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

Thulin, M. (1983). Lobeliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 132 - 133.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Lobelia fervens subsp. fervens.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157800, retrieved 23 September 2021

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