Lobelia goetzei Diels

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Lobelia goetzei

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Upper Nhamadzi river basin, Chimanimani Mts

Lobelia goetzei

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Upper Nhamadzi river basin, Chimanimani Mts

Lobelia goetzei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau below Nhandore peak, Mt Gorongosa

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Status: Native
Description:
Annual or perennial herb, ± erect or ascending, to 70 cm. Leaves oblanceolate to obovate or elliptic; margin crenate-serrate. Flowers in lax 3-10-flowered pedunculate racemes. Corolla 8-13 mm, pink, mauve, purple or rarely white, with two longitudinal yellowish crests in the mouth of the tube. All anthers penicillate at apex. Capsule 2-3.5 mm, 2-valved.
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Derivation of specific name: goetzei: named after Walther Goetze (1872-1899), German naturalist and photographer, who collected both flora and fauna in Tanzania.
Habitat: In grassland, on rocky hillsides or at forest margins, often on disturbed ground.
Altitude range: 1400 - 2400 m
Flowering time:Oct - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Southern Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: Z,MS
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Content last updated: Saturday 11 August 2012
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 196.

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 138 - 139.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 90.

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Flora of Malawi: Lobelia goetzei
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Lobelia goetzei
African Plant Database: Lobelia goetzei
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Lobelia goetzei
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Lobelia goetzei
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Lobelia goetzei
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Lobelia goetzei
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lobelia goetzei
JSTOR Plant Science: Lobelia goetzei
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lobelia goetzei
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lobelia goetzei
Plants of the World Online: Lobelia goetzei
The Plant List (version 1.1): Lobelia goetzei
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Lobelia goetzei.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157830, retrieved 16 September 2019

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