7901.000 Utricularia L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs, terrestrial or aquatic, usually bearing filiform root-like organs (rhizoids) at the base. Stem-like stolons arise at the base of the peduncle and bear leaves, inflorescences and bladder like traps. Leaves in terrestrial species mostly erect, entire, linear to circular; in the aquatic species usually dichotomously divided into capillary segments. Traps spherical or ovoid with a trap door or mouth and various diverse appendages. Flowers in bracteate racemes, rarely solitary, borne on capillary peduncles. Calyx lobes 2, usually accrescent. Corolla 2-lipped; upper lip 2(-3-lobed; lower much longer with a raised palate, spurred. Stamens 2. Fruit a spherical or ovoid capsule, dehiscent in various ways, rarely indehiscent. Seeds usually minute.

Worldwide: 180 species, cosmopolitan, mainly tropical.

Zambia: 27 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
?foliosa L. (Gibbs Russell 1845)
andongensis Hiern W
appendiculata E.A. BruceN,W
arenaria A.DC.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
baoulensis A. Chev.W,S
benjaminiana Oliv.B,N,W
bracteata R.D. Good WNw
cymbantha Oliv.N
firmula Oliv.B,N,W,C,S
foliosa L. B,N,S
gibba L.B,N,W,C,E,S
inflexa Forssk.N,S
livida E. Mey.N,W,C,EDescription, Image
microcalyx P.Taylor NN
odontosepala Stapf W,CCb
pentadactyla P. TaylorNDescription, Image
prehensilis E. Mey.N,W
pubescens Sm. N,W
reflexa Oliv.B,N,W,S
scandens Benj.B,N,W
simulans Pilg. N
spiralis Sm. N,W
stellaris L.f.B,N,W,SDescription, Image
striatula Sm. N
subulata L.B,N,W,C,SDescription, Image
tortilis Oliv.B,N,W,SDescription, Image
welwitschii Oliv.B,N,W,C

Other sources of information about Utricularia:

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Flora of Botswana: Utricularia
Flora of Caprivi: Utricularia
Flora of Malawi: Utricularia
Flora of Mozambique: Utricularia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Utricularia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Utricularia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Utricularia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Utricularia
Wikipedia: Utricularia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Utricularia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Utricularia

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Utricularia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1320, retrieved 1 December 2021

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