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.

Caprivi: 7 taxa.

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arenaria A.DC.Description, Image
benjaminiana Oliv.
foliosa L.
gibba L.
inflexa Forssk.
reflexa Oliv.
stellaris L.f.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Utricularia:

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Flora of Botswana: Utricularia
Flora of Malawi: Utricularia
Flora of Mozambique: Utricularia
Flora of Zambia: 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: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Caprivi: Genus page: Utricularia.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1320, retrieved 28 September 2022

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