Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet
Citation: Labill., Nov. Holl. Pl. Sp. 1:51, t. 72 (1805).
Synonymy: L. anceps Thunb., Prod. Pl. Cap. 40 (1794), non L. f.
Common name: Angled lobelia.
Biology: A very variable species which at times is superficially similar to other species in Lobelia and related genera but it is always easily distinguished in S.Aust. by its distinctive elongate glabrous ovary or fruits.
Taxonomic notes: Wimmer (1953) Pflanzenreich 276b, p. 470 recognised 5 varieties in this complex species and placed all the South Australian material in the var. alata with the key character 'pedicels and calyces very glabrous'. Since all the material investigated has distinctly hairy pedicels the above subspecific grouping was not adopted.
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State Herbarium of South Australia