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Giant Lobelia

Lobelia sp.

Description:

Plants usually consist of between one and eighteen rosettes, connected underground. Individual rosettes grow slowly in the alpine environment. Individual rosettes may take decades to reach reproductive size, then die after flowering, but the connected rosettes live on.

Habitat:

Mountains of East Africa.

Notes:

Spotted these on a 5 day trek to the summit of Mount Elgon.

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1 Comment

ceherzog
ceherzog 11 years ago

Man! I've never seen a Lobelia like that!

Dan Doucette
Spotted by
Dan Doucette

Budadiri, Uganda

Spotted on Dec 16, 2008
Submitted on May 16, 2011

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