Tag Archives: Lobelia

Snapshot: Cyanea’s African Relatives

Africa. Where the Pleistocene Megafauna still lives. While it’s easy to focus on all the large animals, Africa holds a specific interest for the Hawaiian plant nerd in me. For research (Givnish, 2008) shows that some of the Hawaiian Lobeliads … Continue reading

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Getting to know your Hawaiian Lobeliads #23: Lobelia gaudichaudii

Lobelia gaudichaudii Conservation Status: Endangered Distribution: O’ahu (Southern Ko’olau mountains) Date photographed: 12/8/2012 Ease of viewing: Difficult *Identification: Form– Stems woody, 3-10 dm long, dense apical rosette of leaves. Leaves– oblanceolate to oblong, 8-19 cm long, 1.3-2.8 cm wide, midrib … Continue reading

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Getting to know your Hawaiian Lobeliads #16: Lobelia niihauensis

Lobelia niihauensis Conservation Status: Rare Distribution: Ni’ihau, Kaua’i, O’ahu (Northern Wai’anae Mts) Date photographed: 8/10/2011 *Identification: Form– Stems woody, prostrate, 2-4 dm long. Leaves– Leaves narrowly elliptic or oblanceolate; 7-15 cm long, 0.7-1.8 cm wide; sessile or subsessile. Flower– hypanthium obconical to … Continue reading

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Getting to know your Hawaiian Lobeliads #7: Lobelia monostachya

Lobelia monostachya Conservation Status: Endangered Distribution: O’ahu (Southern Ko’olau mountains) Date photographed: 10/27/2010 Ease of viewing: Difficult *Identification: Form– Stems woody, prostrate, 1.5-2.5 dm long Leaves– linear; blades 7-15 cm long by 0.4-0.7 cm wide; margins entire to minute callose-denticulate, … Continue reading

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