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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Terrestrial herb.
Morphology Stem
Stem short, erect.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves usually few, laxly to quite densely rosulate, spathulate, usually long-petiolate, (1)2–4(5) cm. × up to 9 mm. wide.
Morphology General Traps
Traps about as numerous as the leaves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence erect, simple or sparsely branched above, (6)10–25(30) cm. high; peduncle flexuous, terete, glabrous above, usually sparsely hispidulous at or near the base only; flowers (1)3–10(15); scales few, similar to the bracts; bracts ovate-lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, acute or acuminate, 2–4 mm. long, (2)5–15(25) mm. long at anthesis, usually elongating in fruit, glabrous throughout or distally hispidulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx lobes subequal, ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, acute or acuminate, 2–4 mm. long, sparsely to densely hispidulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla violet, blue, mauve or pink with a greenish or yellowish spur or rarely wholly yellow, (6)10–12(15) mm. long; superior lip ovate, about twice as long as the calyx lobes; inferior lip larger, broader than long, 3-lobed; palate raised, gibbous; spur cylindrical, obtuse, 1.5–2 times as long as the inferior lip, more or less hispidulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments falcate; anther-thecae subdistinct.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary ovoid, more or less densely hispidulous; style short, indistinct; stigma inferior lip semi-circular, superior obsolete.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule globose to broadly ovoid, 3–4 mm. long, more or less densely hispidulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous, ovoid, 0.4–0.5 mm. long, conspicuously reticulate; testa cells more or less isodiametric.

[FWTA]

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

Diagnostic
Similar to the above (Genlisea africana) but lacking the gland-tipped hairs and with fewer, larger leaves.

[FTEA]

Lentibulariaceae, P. Taylor. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1973

Morphology General Habit
Terrestrial herb.
Morphology Stem
Stem short, erect.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves usually few, laxly rosulate, spathulate, usually long-petiolate, total length (l–)2–4(–5) cm., the lamina up to 9 mm. wide.
Morphology General Traps
Traps about as numerous as the leaves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence erect, simple or sparsely branched above, (6–)10–25(–50) cm. high; scape flexuous, terete, glabrous above, usually sparsely hispidulous at or near the base only; flowers (l–)3–10(–15); scales few, similar to the bracts; bracts ovate-lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, acute or acuminate, 2–4 mm. long, glabrous to ± hispidulous; bracteoles similar but narrower; pedicels erect, (2–)5–15(–25) mm. long at anthesis, usually elongating in fruit, glabrous or ± hispidulous, the hairs rarely gland-tipped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes subequal, ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, acute or acuminate, 2–4 mm. long, sparsely to densely hispidulous or rarely glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla violet, blue, mauve or pink with a greenish or yellowish spur, (6–)10–12(–15) mm. long; upper lip ovate, about twice as long as the calyx-lobes; lower lip larger, broader than long, 3-lobed; palate raised, gibbous; spur cylindrical, obtuse, 1 1/2–2 times as long as the lower lip, ± hispidulous, the hairs rarely gland-tipped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments falcate; anther-thecae subdistinct.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary ovoid, glabrous to densely hispidulous; style short, indistinct; stigma lower lip semiorbicular, upper obsolete.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule globose to broadly ovoid, 3–4 mm. long, glabrous to hispidulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous, ovoid, 0.4–0.5 mm. long, conspicuously reticulate; testa cells ± isodiametric.

Native to:

Angola, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Genlisea hispidula Stapf appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mar 1, 2013 Pollard, B.J. [360], Cameroon K000338862
Apr 13, 1904 Kirk, J. [36], South Africa K000430288 Unknown type material
Apr 13, 1904 Whyte, A. [s.n.], Malawi K000430294 Unknown type material
South Africa 13042.000
Wild, G.H. [2549], Zimbabwe 13044.000
Wild, G.H. [23582], Zimbabwe 13045.000
Brummitt, R.K. [10799], Malawi 25694.135
Philcox, D. [8952], Zimbabwe 42689.000
Richards, H.M. [4880], Tanzania 4792.000
Hepper, F.N. [1964], Cameroon 4793.000
Richards, H.M. [22660], Malawi 7587.000
Milne-Redhead, E. [3607], Zambia 9903.000
Hepper, F.N. [1964], Cameroon K000028923

First published in W.H.Harvey & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Cap. 4(2): 437 (1904)

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1988). Flora Zambesiaca 8(3): 1-118. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • F.T.A. 4, 2: 498.
  • in Fl. Cap. 4, 2: 437 (1904)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • P. Taylor in Fl. Afr. Centr., Lentib.: 58 (1972).
  • P. Taylor in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 2: 375 (1963)
  • Stapf in Fl. Cap. 4 (2): 437 (1904)
  • Stapf in Flora of Tropical Africa 4 (2): 498 (1906).

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