Lobelia rhombifolia

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Lobelia rhombifolia
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Lobelia rhombifolia, Bunyip State Park, Victoria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Campanulaceae
Subfamily: Lobelioideae
Genus: Lobelia
Species: L. rhombifolia
de Vriese[1]
Binomial name
Lobelia rhombifolia

Lobelia rhombifolia, commonly known as tufted lobelia, is an annual plant from southern Australia. It is 0.05 to 0.3 metres high and produces purple flowers with a white throat and two recurved upper lobes.[2] [3] These appear at different times across their native range:

The species was first formally described in 1845 by German botanist Johann Lehmann in Plantae Preissianae. [1]

In Tasmania the species is classified as "rare" under the Threatened Species Protection Act.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Lobelia rhombifolia". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2010-06-21. 
  2. ^ a b "Lobelia rhombifolia". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife. 
  3. ^ a b "Lobelia rhombifolia". Electronic Flora of South Australia Fact Sheet. State Herbarium of South Australia. Retrieved 2010-06-21. 
  4. ^ Wild Plants of Victoria (database). Viridans Biological Databases & Department of Sustainability and Environment. 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "Lobelia rhombifolia" (PDF). Threatened Plants of Tasmania. Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment. 1010-01-04. Retrieved 2010-06-21.  Check date values in: |date= (help)[dead link]