1. Family: Droseraceae Salisb.
    1. Genus: Aldrovanda L.
      1. Aldrovanda vesiculosa L.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Old World to Australia.

    [FZ]

    Droseraceae, J. R. Laudon. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

    Habit
    Leaves 6–9 in a whorl; petioles 3–9 mm. long, connate at the base, with c. 4—6 subulate dentate apical segments 0·4–1·2 cm. long; lamina 3–7 x 4–10 mm., reniform, articulate at the midrib, with bristles inside near the midrib which cause the 2 lobes to close when irritated.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence 1-flowered, axillary, pedicel 5–15 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Sepals 2–4 x 1·5 mm.
    Corolla
    Petals 4–5 x 2·5 mm.
    Stamens
    Stamens 3–4 mm. long.
    Pistil
    Ovary 2–2·5 mm. in diameter, subglobose; styles c. 2 mm. long.
    Seeds
    Seeds normally 6–8, 1·5 x 1 mm.

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    Distribution

    Doubtfully present in:

    Mozambique

    Native to:

    Amur, Assam, Bangladesh, Belarus, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Central European Rus, Chad, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, India, Inner Mongolia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Khabarovsk, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Manchuria, New South Wales, North Caucasus, Northern Territory, Northwest European R, Poland, Primorye, Queensland, Romania, Rwanda, South European Russi, Sudan, Tanzania, Transcaucasus, Ukraine, Western Australia, Yugoslavia, Zambia

    Extinct in:

    Austria, Baltic States, Bulgaria, Greece, Korea, Uzbekistan

    Introduced into:

    New Jersey, New York, Switzerland, Virginia

    Common Names

    English
    Bladderwort

    Aldrovanda vesiculosa L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Story, R. [4787], Botswana K000354611
    Cheek, M. 61733.000
    Gibbs Russell, G.E. [2907], Botswana K000354606
    Stephens, E.L. [22], Botswana K000354616
    Smith, P.A. [1333], Botswana K000354607
    Smith, P.A. [1163], Botswana K000354608
    Smith, P.A. [2400], Botswana K000354609
    Smith, P.A. [1884], Botswana K000354610

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 281 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Chang, C.S., Kim, H. & Chang, K.S. (2014). Provisional checklist of vascular plants for the Korea peninsula flora (KPF): 1-660. DESIGNPOST.
    • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
    • Lee, B.C. (2009). Rare plants data book of Korea: 1-296. Korea National Arboretum.
    • Iwatsuki, K., Boufford, D.E. & Ohba, H. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Japan IIa: 1-550. Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
    • Lee, B.C. (2009). Rare plants data book of Korea: 1-296. Korea National Arboretum.

    Sources

    Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Plants and People Africa
    Common Names from Plants and People Africa http://www.plantsandpeopleafrica.com/
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