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Key to Campanulaceae

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1. Flower filaments not fused (subfamily Campanuloideae)

2. Perennial herb

3. Flowers generally 2–4+ per corolla cut >= 3/4 to base,   ..... ASYNEUMA

3' Flowers generally 1 per node; corolla cut 1/4–2/3 to base, lobes narrow- to wide-triangular ..... CAMPANULA (2)

2' Annual

4. Flowers in axils of leaf-like bracts

5. Corolla 3–5 mm, sepals widely triangular, leaf-like ..... HETEROCODON

5' Corolla 5–10 mm, ; sepals narrowly triangular, not leaf-like ..... TRIODANIS

4' Flowers terminal, subtended, but generally not immediately so, by 1–several, generally non-leaf-like bracts, sessile or not

6. Fruit open by lateral pores ..... CAMPANULA (2)

6' Fruit open at top irregularly by tears where style falls off, within persistent sepals ..... GITHOPSIS

1' Flower ; filaments, anthers fused into tube or filaments fused into tube above middle, anthers free

7. Filaments free at base, fused above middle, anthers free; plants of dry areas (subfamily Nemacladoideae) ..... NEMACLADUS

7' Filaments, anthers fused; plants of wet areas (subfamily Lobelioideae)

8. Fruit open on sides by slits or irregular tears

9. Pedicels 0; ovary long, narrow, ± pedicel-like;   to awl-like ..... DOWNINGIA

9' Pedicels 1–4(8) mm; ovary ellipsoid, not pedicel-like; leaf linear ..... HOWELLIA

8' Fruit open at top, within sepals, by valves

10. Fruit spheric; plant biennial herb ..... LOBELIA

10' Fruit narrowly obconic or cylindric; plant annual

11. Corolla blue, abaxial lip with 2 low, yellow ridges; fruit narrowly obconic to cylindric ..... PORTERELLA

11' Corolla white or 0, abaxial lip without ridges; fruit cylindric ..... LEGENERE



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