Lobelia mildbraedii Engl.

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Lobelia mildbraedii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along northern loop, Nyika National Park

Lobelia mildbraedii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along northern loop, Nyika National Park

Lobelia mildbraedii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along northern loop, Nyika National Park

Lobelia mildbraedii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along northern loop, Nyika National Park

Lobelia mildbraedii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along northern loop, Nyika National Park

Lobelia mildbraedii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along northern loop, Nyika National Park

Lobelia mildbraedii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along northern loop, Nyika National Park

Lobelia mildbraedii

Photo: Michello Rowe
Chelinda area, Nyika National Park

Lobelia mildbraedii

Photo: Michello Rowe
Chelinda area, Nyika National Park

Lobelia mildbraedii

Photo: Michello Rowe
Chelinda area, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Lobelia suavibracteata Hauman
Lobelia utshungwensis utshungwensis R.E. & T.C.E. Fr.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Plants 1–3.5 m tall in flower, suckering from the base. Stem more or less erect, up to 8 cm thick at base. Leaves in a dense terminal rosettes, sessile, linear to narrowly lanceolate, 15–40 cm long, hairless or finely velvety; margin entire or at least in young leaves minutely toothed. Inflorescence up to 1 m long, dense, cylindrical, unbranched; bracts narrowly oblong to linear, 30–60 mm long, more or less pubescent. Corolla 30–35 mm long, greenish, lilac or pale blue, split to the base on the back, pubescent outside; two lateral petals linear, more or less united with middle petals below; three middle petals united to form a lip with linear lobes. Capsule subspherical, c. 7 mm long, 10–veined, velvety, with two valves, 2–3 mm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: mildbraedii: after Gottfried Wilhelm Johannes Mildbraed (1879-1954), German explorer, botanist and plant collector, specializing in bryophytes and pteridophytes. He was Keeper at the Berlin Botanical Museum from 1913.
Habitat: In montane bogs.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Mar - May
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania Malawi and ?Zambia.
Malawi distribution: N
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Saturday 22 February 2020
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 160 - 161. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 198. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 37.

Thulin, M. (1983). Lobeliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 122 - 123.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Lobelia mildbraedii.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=216870, retrieved 14 June 2021

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