Common name: None known.
Latin name and synonyms:
Lehmanniella Gilg (1895)
Lehmanniella was probably named after Karl [Carl] Friedrich Lehmann
(1850–1903). Lehmann was the German consul in Popayán, Colombia, and he
was also an avid collector of plants both in Colombia and Ecuador. He
drowned when crossing a river in South America and it is uncertain if it
was an accident or if he got murdered. Most of his collections were in the
Berlin herbarium where Ernst Gilg worked. (During WWII most of the
collections of the Berlin herbarium was destroyed.)
High elevation areas in mountains, one species in Colombia and
the other in Peru.
Herbaceous or slightly woody
plants, with scandent branches. Leaves ovate to elliptic leave.
Inflorescence terminal umbels, few-flowered.
5-merous. Calyx campanulate; lobes elliptic, rounded at apex. Corolla
narrow, red, tubular, inflated; lobes short and rounded. Stamens inserted
near base of corolla tube; anthers sagittate, with small
sterile apical appendage. Gynoecium with glandular disk; style long;
stigma with narrow lobes. Fruit a woody capsule.
and related plants:
Lehmanniella is most likely closely related to Lagenanthus
and Purdieanthus in tribe Helieae, but no phylogenetic data is
uses: None known.
included Lagenanthus and Purdieanthus in some treatments.
species (synonyms in parenthesis) and their distribution:
J.E. Simonis ex P.J.M. Maas
(Hook.) Ewan (Lisianthus
splendens Hook.; Purdieanthus splendens (Hook.)
J. 1948. A review of Purdieanthus and Lehmanniella,
two endemic Colombian genera of Gentianaceae, and biographical notes on Purdie and Lehmann. Caldasia 5: 85-98.
P. J. M. 1985. Nomenclatural notes on neotropical Lisyantheae
(Gentianaceae). Proc. Kon. Ned. Akad. Wetensch., Ser. C, 88: 405-412.
L., J. W. Kadereit, J. Klackenberg, S. Nilsson, M. Thiv, K. B. von Hagen,
& V. A. Albert. 2002. Systematics, character evolution, and
biogeography of Gentianaceae, including a new tribal and subtribal
classification. Pp. 21-309. In: L. Struwe & V. A. Albert (eds.),
Gentianaceae: Systematics and Natural History, Cambridge University Press,
© Lena Struwe, 2004