Lobelia chinensis Lour., Fl. Cochinch. 514 1790. (Syn: Dortmanna campanuloides (Thunb.) Kuntze; Dortmanna chinensis (Lour.) Kuntze; Dortmanna radicans (Thunb.) Kuntze; Isolobus caespitosus (Blume) Hassk.; Isolobus campanuloides (Thunb.) A.DC.; Isolobus kerii A.DC.; Isolobus radicans (Thunb.) A.DC.; Isolobus roxburghianus A.DC.; Lobelia caespitosa Blume; Lobelia campanuloides Thunb.; Lobelia chinensis var. albiflora (E.Wimm.) E.Wimm.; Lobelia chinensis f. lactiflora (Hisauti) H.Hara; Lobelia chinensis f. plena (Makino) H.Hara; Lobelia japonica F.Dietr. [Illegitimate]; Lobelia kerii (A.DC.) Heynh.; Lobelia radicans Thunb. …; Lobelia roxburgiana (A.DC.) Heynh.; Pratia radicans G.Don; Pratia thunbergii G.Don; Rapuntium caespitosum (Blume) C.Presl; Rapuntium campanuloides (Thunb.) C.Presl; Rapuntium chinense (Lour.) C.Presl; Rapuntium chinensis C. Presl; Rapuntium radicans (Thunb.) C.Presl.);
C. Himalaya to Japan as per WCSP;
Lobelia chinensis, commonly known as the Chinese Lobelia, Herba Lobellae Chinensis, aze mushiro, and mizo kakushi, is a species of flowering plant in the family Campanulaceae. It is one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine, where it has the name (Chinese: 半边莲; pinyin: bàn biān lián).
L. chinensis is a small perennial herb that grows in tangled clumps from 15 centimetres (5.9 in) to 35 centimetres (14 in) long. It has a long, thin, branching stem that is olive green and green-brown crumpled narrow leaves. It has little to no odor and a sweet and pungent taste. When harvesting herbs for medical use, the ones with the greenest stems and yellower roots are preferred.
L. chinensis is considered one of the 50 fundamental herbs in Chinese herbology. Historically, L. chinensis has been used in herbal medicine to help stop smoking, however the Food and Drug Administration has banned the use of herbs containing lobeline.
L. chinensis is considered mildly toxic due to its adverse effects, including vomiting, heartburn, anxiety, vibrating, eclampsia, increased heart-rate, and severe stomach aches.
(from Wikipedia on 10.11.16)
Lobelia chinensis Lour. (accepted name) : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Sharing a picture I guess is
Lobelia chinensis Lour. (accepted name)
Pictures were shot at two different locations.
First pictures shot at Taudaha Lake, Kathmandu Nepal on 1 May 2013
at 4400 ft. and remaining two shot at Kurintar, Nepal on 12 April 2012
at 900 ft.
Nepali name: एक्लेबिर Eklebir
Location : Kathmandu, Nepal
Date : 4 May 2017
Altitude : 4400 ft.
Lobelia chinensis Lour. : 9 posts by 2 authors. 8 images- 5 to 7 mb each.
Location: Indra Daha, Kathmandu, Nepal
Date: 10 September 2020
Elevation: 1800 m.
Well nice collections..
Yes L. chinensis Lour.