Utricularia subulata L.

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Utricularia subulata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Utricularia subulata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

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Synonyms: Utricularia rendlei Lloyd
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Status: Native
Description:
Slender terrestrial carnivorous herb with very numerous, spherical to ovoid, stalked traps, 0.2-0.5 mm long. Leaves linear, 1-2 cm long, single-veined. Inflorescence erect up to 25 cm long. Corolla 2-lipped, 6-10 mm long, yellow; upper lip broadly ovate, 2-3 × as long as the upper calyx lobe; lower lip deeply 3-lobed; spur subulate, parallel and more or less as long as the lower lip. Fruit a spherical capsule, 1-1.5 mm long.
Type location:
U.S.A.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: subulata: flat and narrow, tapering from the base to a sharp tip, subulate
Habitat: In wet peaty or sandy soils in grassland.
Altitude range: Up to 1800 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Tropical and South Africa, Madagascar, North and South America and India to Australia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces):
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 196.

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 36.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 58.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 80.

Taylor, P. (1988). Lentibulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(3) Pages 26 - 28. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Utricularia subulata
African Plant Database: Utricularia subulata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Utricularia subulata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Utricularia subulata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Utricularia subulata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Utricularia subulata
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Utricularia subulata
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Utricularia subulata
JSTOR Plant Science: Utricularia subulata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Utricularia subulata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Utricularia subulata
Plants of the World Online: Utricularia subulata
The Plant List (version 1.1): Utricularia subulata
Tropicos: Utricularia subulata
Wikipedia: Utricularia subulata


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Utricularia subulata.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=152880, retrieved 22 September 2019

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