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Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2612)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2512)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2124)

      Order: Campanulales (13)

        Family: Campanulaceae (14)(family description)

          Genus: Lobelia (4)

            Epithet: excelsa Bonpl. (2)

Synonyms: Dortmanna arguta (Lindl.) Kuntze, Dortmanna excelsa (Bonpl.) Kuntze, Lobelia arguta Lindl., Lobelia neriifolia Moris, Lobelia salicifolia Sweet, Rapuntium excelsum (Bonpl.) C.Presl, Tupa arguta (Lindl.) G.Don, Tupa glaucescens Phil., Tupa salicifolia (Sweet) G.Don

excelsa => high, elevated

glaucescens => becoming greyish or bluish

salicifolia => having leaves like Salix (Willow)

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: red, orange

External links

Check for Lobelia excelsa at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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