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This species is accepted, and its native range is Guinea to Liberia, W. Tanzania to S. Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule globose to braodly ovoid, 3–4 mm. long, densely covered with gland-tipped hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous, ovoid, 0.4–0.5 mm. long, conspicuously reticulate; testa cells more or less isodiametric.
Morphology General Habit
Terrestrial herb.
Morphology Stem
Stem short, erect.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves usually numerous, rosulate, spathulate, usually long-petiolate, (1)2–4(5) cm. × up to 9 mm.
Morphology General Traps
Traps about as numerous as the leaves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence erect, simple or sparsely branched above, (5)10–30(50) cm. high; peduncle terete, sparsely to densely covered with long gland-tipped hairs above, more or less glabrous below; flowers (1)3–10 or more on branched inflorescences; scales few, similar to the bracts; bracts ovate-lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, acute or acuminate, 2–4 mm. long with marginal gland-tipped hairs; bracteoles similar but narrower; pedicels erect, (2)5–25(30) mm. long at anthesis usually elongating in fruit, more or less densely covered with long gland-tipped hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx lobes subequal, ovate-lanceolate, acute or acuminate, 2–4 mm. long, densely covered with long gland-tipped hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla violet, blue, mauve or pink with a greenish or yellowish spur or sometimes entirely yellow, (5)10–12(18) mm. long, externally sparsely covered with short gland-tipped hairs; superior lip broadly ovate, about three as long as the calyx lobes; inferior lip larger, broader than long, 3-lobed; palate raised, gibbous; spur cylindrical, obtuse, c. 1.5 times as long as the inferior lip.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments falcate; anther-thecae subdistinct.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary more or less densley covered with short gland-tipped hairs; style short, indistinct; stigma inferior lip semi-circular, superior obsolete.

[FWTA]

Lentibulariaceae, P. Taylor. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Morphology General Habit
Slender, erect herb of wet grassland
Morphology General Traps
Remarkable subterranean inverted Y-shaped traps for the capture of small organisms
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers pedicellate, 1/4-1/3 in. long.

Native to:

Angola, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Genlisea africana Oliv. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Apr 13, 1904 Johnston, H.H. [s.n.], Angola K000430297
Fanshawe, D.B. [3645], Zambia 1125.000
Richards, M., Zambia 13037.000
Richards, H.M. [5607], Zambia 13038.000
Wild, H. [3868], Zimbabwe 13039.000
Wild, H. [44041], Zimbabwe 13040.000
Milne-Redhead, E. [4173], Angola 1644.000
Richards, H. [9322], Zambia 3512.000
Corby, H.D.L. [779], Zimbabwe 3513.000
Gore-Brown, L. [21], Zambia 3514.000
Richards, H. [8308], Zambia 3515.000
Gore-Brown, L. [84], Zambia 3516.000
Robinson, E.A. [4593], Zambia 3517.000
Robinson, E.A. [4592], Zambia 3518.000
Watermeyer, A. [166A], Tanzania 4790.000
Richards, H.M. [12659], Zambia 6365.000
Richards, H.M. [16424], Zambia 6366.000
Richards, H.M. [10744], Zambia 6367.000
Sierra Leone 6368.000
Richards, H.M. [5657], Zambia 6532.000
Richards, M., Zambia 6533.000
Richards, H.M. [5269], Zambia 6535.000
Richards, M., Zambia 6538.000
Baldwin, J.T. [13031], Liberia 6543.000
Richards, H.M. [9995], Zambia 7058.000
Welwitsch. [260], Angola K000430298 Unknown type material
Johnston, H.H. [s.n.], Angola K000430296
Chevalier, A. [18415], Guinea K000430300
Bidgood, S. [5479], Tanzania K000190709
Richards, P.W. [5247], Cameroon K000028926
Stopp, K. [BO217], Angola K001009209
Stopp, K. [BO217], Angola K001009210
M.R [4173], Angola K001009208
Hutchinson, J. [3644], Zambia K000430299 Unknown type material

First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 9: 145 (1865)

Accepted by

  • Berhaut, J. (1975). Flore illustrée du Sénégal 4: 1-625. Gouvernement du Sénégal, Ministère du développement rural direction des eaux et forêta, Dakar.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTOM, Bangui.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Fleischmann, A. (2012). A monograph of the genus Genlisea: 1-728. Redfern Natural History productions, Poole, England.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325.
  • 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.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Chev. Bot. 484.
  • F.T.A. 4, 2: 497
  • in J. Linn. Soc. 9: 145 (1865)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Fleischmann, A. (2012). A monograph of the genus Genlisea: 1-728. Redfern Natural History productions, Poole, England.
  • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.

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