Large habit attained elsewhere. Although truly giant lobelioids (with a thick stem and a large terminal leaf rosette) all belong to the same clade, some Neotropical species in the genera Siphocampylus, Centropogon and Burmeistera can be rather tall shrubs. The Andean Siphocampylus giganteus portrayed here is one example which has been coded as varying between nanophanerophyte and phanerophyte. [Credit: Lennart Andersson].
Antonelli BMC Biology 2009 7:82 doi:10.1186/1741-7007-7-82