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Genus: Lobelia

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid II > Order: Asterales > Family: Campanulaceae

About 300 species (cosmopolitan, mainly tropics and subtropics), of which 66 species are native to southern Africa. An additional seven species are cultivated in the region. Previously in the Lobeliaceae.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Lobelia adnexa

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Lobelia anceps

 

Lobelia angolensis

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Lobelia aquaemontis

 

Lobelia ardisiandroides

 

Lobelia baumannii

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Lobelia barkerae

 

Lobelia boivinii

 

Lobelia capillifolia

 

Lobelia chireensis

Recorded from Mozambique.

 

Lobelia chamaedryfolia

 

Lobelia chamaepitys

 

Lobelia chinensis

 

Lobelia chireensis

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Lobelia cobaltica

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Lobelia cochlearifolia

 

Lobelia comosa

 

Lobelia comptonii

 

Lobelia corniculata

 

Lobelia coronopifolia

 

Lobelia cuneifolia

 

Lobelia cyphioides

 

Lobelia dasyphylla

 

Lobelia decurrentifolia

 

Lobelia dichroma

 

Lobelia dregeana

 

Lobelia eckloniana

 

Lobelia erinus

In garden at Brenton-On-Sea (Western Cape, South Africa). See Flora of Zimbabwe.

Lobelia eurypoda

 

Lobelia fervens

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Lobelia filipes

 

Lobelia flaccida

 

Lobelia galpinii

 

Lobelia goetzei

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Lobelia hereroensis

 

Lobelia hypsibata

 

Lobelia intercedens

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Lobelia jasionoides

 

Lobelia kirkii

Recorded from Zimbabwe. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Lobelia laurentioides

 

Lobelia laxa

 

Lobelia limosa

 

Lobelia linearis

 

Lobelia lobata

 

Lobelia malowensis

 

Lobelia molleri

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Lobelia muscoides

 

Lobelia neglecta

 

Lobelia nugax

 

Lobelia patula

 

Lobelia pinifolia

 

Lobelia preslii

 

Lobelia pteropoda

 

Lobelia pubescens

 

Lobelia quadrisepala

 

Lobelia setacea

 

Lobelia sonderiana

 

Lobelia stenosiphon

 

Lobelia stricklandiae

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Lobelia thermalis

 

Lobelia tomentosa

 

Lobelia trullifolia

 

Lobelia valida 

Has a limited distribution within South Coast Fynbos and is considered Vulnerable.

Lobelia valida (Galjoenblom)

Lobelia vanreenensis

 

Lobelia welwitschii

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Lobelia zwartkopensis

 

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Lobelia angulata

Native to North America and Asia.

 

Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal flower)

Native to North America.

 

Lobelia gibberoa

Native to tropical Africa.

 

Lobelia inflata (Indian tobacco)

Native to North America.

 

Lobelia laxiflora

Native to Mexico.

 

Lobelia siphilitica (Blue cardinal flower)

Native to North America.

 

Lobelia tupa

Native to Chile and Peru.

 

Photos of unidentified species

Lobelia sp.

Brenton Blue Butterfly Reserve (Western Cape, South Africa) in recently burnt area.

Lobelia sp.

Kleinmond Nature Reserve (Western Cape, South Africa).

Lobelia sp.

Kleinmond Nature Reserve (Western Cape, South Africa).

 

 

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