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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Chad and Zambia, S. Florida to Cuba, Mexico (Chiapas) to Belize, S. Tropical America.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

Lentibulariaceae, P. Taylor. Flora Zambesiaca 8:3. 1988

Morphology General Habit
Terrestrial herb.
Morphology General Rhizoids and Stolons
Rhizoids and stolons capillary, numerous at the base of the peduncle.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves numerous, rosulate at the base of the peduncle and scattered on the stolons, narrowly linear, 5–15 ×0.3–0.5 mm., 1-nerved.
Morphology General Traps
Traps numerous, stalked, or 0.2–0.3 mm. long; mouth lateral with a shortly conical dorsal appendage and a larger, deeply bifid ventral appendage.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence erect, 1.5–11 cm. tall; peduncle filiform, glabrous; flowers 1–5, more or less congested; scales numerous, similar to the bracts; bracts basifixed, broadly ovate in outline, 1–1.5 mm. long, the base auriculate, the margin deeply divided into up to 15 subulate acute teeth; bracteoles inserted on the first half of the pedicel, much longer than the bracts, circular in outline, narrowed at the base, c. 3 mm. long, the margin deeply divided into c. 11 subulate acute teeth; pedicels filiform, erect 0.5–1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx lobes subequal, 4–5 mm. long, circular in outline, the upper lobe with margin deeply divided into c.15 subulate acute teeth, the lower lobe slightly larger with apex bifid and margin divided into c. 18 subulate acute teeth.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla yellow, 5–10 mm. long; superior lip oblong with apex truncate or emarginate; inferior lip circular or broadly ovate; palate slightly raised; spur narrowly conical with apex obtuse or subacute, about as long as the inferior lip.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments linear, anther thecae more or less confluent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary ovoid; style distinct; stigma inferior lip semi-circular; superior lip much smaller, deltoid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule (not seen in African specimens) globose, c. 2 mm. long, dehiscing by a longitudinal ventral, marginally thickened slit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous, ovoid, c. 1.5 mm. long; testa thin, reticulate, the cells elongate.

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 60 - 100 m.; Llanura del Caribe, Orinoquia.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba
Conservation
No Evaluada

Native to:

Angola, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Cameroon, Chad, Colombia, Cuba, Florida, French Guiana, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Liberia, Mali, Mexico Southeast, Paraguay, Senegal, Suriname, Venezuela, Zambia, Zaïre

Utricularia simulans Pilg. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dec 1, 2007 Gardner [2711], Piauí K000701268 syntype
Dec 1, 2007 Gardner [2711A], Piauí K000701269 syntype
Dec 1, 2007 Gardner [3959], Piauí K000701270 syntype
Jun 15, 2005 Hunt, D. [5575a], Brazil 28954.000
Jan 1, 1973 Ule, E. [8315], Brazil K000533913 Unknown type material
Sandwith, N.Y. [1310], Guyana 12991.000
Hunt, D.R. [5638], Brazil 29190.000
Hunt, D.R. [5748], Brazil 29191.000
Baldwin, J.T. [13037], Liberia 3538.000
Huber, O. [5632], Venezuela 42580.000
Lewis, G. [1182], Brazil 47145.000
Lewis, G.P. [1661], Brazil 5400.000
Richards, H.M. [14990], Zambia 6319.000

First published in Notizbl. Königl. Bot. Gart. Berlin 6: 189 (1914)

Accepted by

  • (2020). https://www.mapress.com/j/pt/article/view/phytotaxa.470.1.2/41744 epublication.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Goodwin, Z.A. & al. (2013). A checklist of the vascular plants of the lowland savannas of Belize, Central America Phytotaxa 101: 1-119.
  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1988). Flora Zambesiaca 8(3): 1-118. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Rodrigues Furtado, M.N., de Souza Secco, R. & Sousa Rocha, A.E. (2012). Sinopse das espécies de Lamiales Bromhead ocorrentes nas restingas do estado do Pará, Brasil Hoehnea 39: 529-547.
  • Taylor, P. (1989). The Genus Utricularia: a taxonomic monograph: 1-724. Her Majesty's stationery office, London.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
  • Villaseñor, J.L. (2016). Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87: 559-902.
  • de Moura Júnior, E.G. & al. (2015). Updated checklist of aquatic macrophytes from Northern Brazil Acta Amazonica 45: 111-132.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • ColPlantA (2021). "ColPlantA. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.colplanta.org/"

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Goodwin, Z.A. & al. (2013). A checklist of the vascular plants of the lowland savannas of Belize, Central America Phytotaxa 101: 1-119.
  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
  • Rodrigues Furtado, M.N., de Souza Secco, R. & Sousa Rocha, A.E. (2012). Sinopse das espécies de Lamiales Bromhead ocorrentes nas restingas do estado do Pará, Brasil Hoehnea 39: 529-547.
  • Taylor, P. (1989). The Genus Utricularia: a taxonomic monograph: 1-724. Her Majesty's stationery office, London.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
  • Villaseñor, J.L. (2016). Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87: 559-902.

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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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