Lobelia beaugleholei Albr.

Showy Lobelia

Muelleria 7: 525 (1992) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Prostrate to decumbent perennial, glabrous or rarely sparsely and minutely pubescent; stems rooting at nodes. Leaves ovate to c. spathulate, the lowest sometimes orbicular, 4–22 mm long, 3–20 mm wide, toothed or sinuate; petiole 0–15 mm long. Flowers axillary, solitary, irregularly spaced, bisexual; pedicels (10–)30–110 mm long. Calyx-lobes 1.4–2.5 mm long, sometimes toothed near base; corolla weakly 2-lipped, (6–)9–12 mm long, light violet, upper 2 lobes spreading or erect, narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, 3–6.5 mm long, 1–2.5 mm wide, lower 3 lobes spreading, oblanceolate to obovate, 4–8.5 mm long, 1.5–4 mm wide, tube 3–4.8 mm long, split to within 1.2–2 mm of base, with fine retrorse hairs internally; filaments 3.7–4.5 mm long, anther tube 1.2–1.7 mm long, with fine acute hairs on the exterior surface, lower 2 anthers each with an apical seta 0.3–0.6 mm long. Capsule obconical, slightly compressed, 5.5–10.5 mm long; seeds ellipsoid, slightly compressed, (0.8–)1–1.1 mm long, light brown, reticulate, alveoles c. isodiametric (appearing pitted).

Glep, OtP, OtR, VVP, WaP. Also SA. Confined in Victoria to the south-west, occurring almost exclusively on black organic loam soils, in the vicinity of swamps and drainage lines, rarely on red clays. Flowers Nov.-Feb. Fruits Jan.-Mar.

This and a small number of other species have attributes that are somewhat intermediate between Lobelia and Isotoma. In particular the depth to which the corolla-tube is split and the degree to which the staminal filaments are adnate to the corolla-tube are somewhat intermediate between the 2 genera.

Source: Albrecht, D.E.; Walsh, N.G. (1999). Campanulaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Campanulaceae
genus Lobelia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Lobelia beaugleholei in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Lobelia beaugleholei in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Otway Ranges present native

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South Australia