Lobelia rhynchopetalum

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Lobelia rhynchopetalum
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Campanulaceae
Genus: Lobelia
Species: L. rhynchopetalum
Binomial name
Lobelia rhynchopetalum

The giant lobelia (Lobelia rhynchopetalum) is a plant endemic to Ethiopia. Its habitat is the Afroalpine climate of the Semien Mountains and Bale Mountains National Park.[1] Recent study show that it is under a threat of climate change[2].


  1. ^ Geleta, Mulatu; Thomas (2012). "Population genetic analysis of Lobelia rhynchopetalum Hemsl. (Campanulaceae) using DNA sequences from ITS and eight chloroplast DNA regions". The Scientific World Journal. 2012: 276451. doi:10.1100/2012/276451. 
  2. ^ Chala, Desalegn; Brochmann, Christian; Psomas, Achilleas; Ehrich, Dorothee; Gizaw, Abel; Masao, Catherine A.; Bakkestuen, Vegar; Zimmermann, Niklaus E. (1 December 2016). "Good-bye to tropical alpine plant giants under warmer climates? Loss of range and genetic diversity in Lobelia rhynchopetalum". Ecology and Evolution. 6 (24): 8931–8941. doi:10.1002/ece3.2603. ISSN 2045-7758. 

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