Lobelia anceps L. f.

Lobelia anceps

Distribution:

Austral Islands: Rapa
New Zealand: Rangatira Island (Chatham Islands); Great Barrier Island; Kapiti Island; Raoul Island (Kermadec Islands); North Island; Aorangi Island (Poor Knights Islands); South Island; Three Kings Islands; Tiritiri Matangi Island
Norfolk Islands: Norfolk Island

local names:

punakuru – New Zealand
purao – New Zealand
waewae-koukou – New Zealand

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This species occurs from Australia to South Africa and South America, it is found in Polynesia.

Lobelia fatiscens Heenan

Lobelia fatiscens

Distribution:

New Zealand: South Island

local names: –

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New Zealand plants have wrongly been called Isotoma fluviatilis (R. Br.) F. Muell. ex Benth. which is an Australian endemic.

The same name is applied in Botanical Gardens to the Australian Lobelia pedunculata R. Br. (Pratia pedunculata (R. Br.) Benth), which is then wrongly labeled as coming from New Zealand.

Lobelia koolauensis (Hosaka & Fosberg) Lammers

Lobelia koolauensis

Distribution:

Hawai’i Islands: O’ahu

local names: –

Lobelia grayana E. Wimm.

Lobelia grayana

Distribution:

Hawai’i Islands: Maui

local names: –

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