7899.000 Genlisea A. St.-Hil.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs with short erect stem. Leaves dimporphic: foliage leaves in a basal rosette, petiolate, spathulate to cirular; pitcher leaves (traps) congested on the lower part of the stem, consisting of a stalk ending in a flask-like trap with a tubular mouth and 2 long ribbon-like helically-twisted arms and with inwardly-directed hairs inside. Inflorescences of terminal bracteate racemes. Calyx lobes 5, slightly accrescent. Corolla 2-lipped; upper lip ± erect, entire or 2-lobed; lower lip larger, spurred at base; palate raised. Stamens 2. Fruit a spherical capsule, circumscissile along the equator and sometimes also with two other lines of dehiscence. Seeds numerous, reticulate.

Worldwide: 19 species in tropical America and tropical and South Africa

Zambia: 6 taxa.

Genlisea hispidula

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
africana Oliv.
glandulosissima R.E. Fr [DD]C
hispidula StapfWDescription, Image
margaretae Hutch. N
pallida Fromm & P. Taylor[DD]Nw
subglabra Stapf NN

Other sources of information about Genlisea:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Genlisea
Flora of Malawi: Genlisea
Flora of Mozambique: Genlisea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Genlisea

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Genlisea
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Genlisea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Genlisea
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Genlisea
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Genlisea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Genlisea
JSTOR Plant Science: Genlisea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Genlisea
Plants of the World Online: Genlisea
Tropicos: Genlisea
Wikipedia: Genlisea

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Genlisea.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1319, retrieved 24 February 2024

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