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  1. Family: Lentibulariaceae Rich.
    1. Genus: Utricularia L.
      1. Utricularia andongensis Welw. ex Hiern

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Terrestrial herb.
    Rhizoids
    Rhizoids and stolons capillary, few from the base of the scape.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3–6, rosulate at the base of the scape and usually present at anthesis, linear, 3-nerved, up to 6 cm. long, 1.5–5 mm. wide.
    Traps
    Traps few, globose, shortly stalked, glandular, 0.8–1.1 mm. long; mouth basal; upper lip with 2 subulate appendages.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence erect or rarely twining, 2–15(–20) cm. high; scape filiform, glabrous; flowers 1–8; scales few, similar to the bracts; bracts basifixed, ovate, acuminate, 1.5–2 mm. long, 1–3-nerved; bracteoles linear-subulate, shorter than the bracts; pedicels erect or ascending, (1–)1.5–3 times as long as the calyx, narrowly winged.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes broadly ovate, 1.5–2.5 mm. long at anthesis, becoming longer and relatively broader in fruit, slightly unequal; upper acute; lower shorter, apex bidentate.
    Corolla
    Corolla yellow, 4–10 mm. long; upper lip ± as long as the upper calyx-lobe, narrowly oblong, apex rounded, truncate or emarginate; lower lip orbicular, apex entire, emarginate or obscurely 3-crenate; palate scarcely raised, obscurely 2-gibbous; spur conical-subulate, acute, curved.
    Stamens
    Filaments linear, slightly curved; anther-thecae subdistinct.
    Pistil
    Ovary narrowly ovoid; stigma subsessile, lower lip truncate or rounded, upper lip smaller, truncate.
    Fruits
    Capsule broadly oblong, dorsiventrally compressed, smaller than the calyx, dehiscing by a longitudinal abaxial slit with thickened margins in the upper half.
    Seeds
    Seeds few, ovoid, verrucose, 0.4–0.6 mm. long; testa rather loose and corky, cells irregular, much longer than broad.
    Habitat
    Swamp, Sphagnum bogs and wet rocks; 1100–1800 m.
    Distribution
    T1 U3 U4 from Guinée to Zambia and Angola
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Terrestrial herb.
    Rhizoids and Stolons
    Rhizoids and stolons capillary, few from the base of the peduncle.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3–6, rosulate at the base of the peduncle and usually present at anthesis, linear, 3-nerved, up to 6 cm. long, 1.5–5 mm. wide.
    Traps
    Traps few, globose, shortly stalked, glandular, 0.8–1.1 mm. long; mouth basal, with 2 dorsal subulate appendages.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence erect or rarely twining, 2–15(20) cm. high; filiform, glabrous; flowers 1–8; scales few, similar to the bracts; bracts basifixed, ovate, acuminate, 1.5–2 mm. long 1–3-nerved; bracteoles linear-subulate, shorter than the bracts; pedicels erect or ascending, (1)1.5–13 times as long as the calyx, narrowly winged.
    Calyx
    Calyx lobes broadly ovate, 1.5–2.5 mm. long at anthesis, becoming longer and relatively broader in friut, slightly unequal; upper acute; lower shorter, with apex bidentate.
    Corolla
    Corolla yellow, 4–10 mm. long; superior lip more or less as long as the upper calyx-lobe, narrowly oblong with apex rounded, truncate or emarginate; inferior lip circular, with apex entire, emarginate or obscurely 3-crenate; palate scarcely raised, obscurely 2-gibbous; spur conical-subulate, acute, curved.
    Stamens
    Filaments linear, slightly curved; anther thecae subdistinct.
    Pistil
    Ovary narrowly ovoid; stigma subsessile, inferior lip truncate or rounded, superior lip smaller, truncate.
    Fruits
    Capsule broadly oblong, dorsiventrally compressed, smaller than the calyx, dehiscing by a longitudinal ventral slit with thickened margins in the upper half.
    Seeds
    Seeds few, ovoid, verrucose, 0.4–0.6 mm. long; testa rather loose and corky, cells irregular, much longer than broad.
    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    Terrestrial herb
    Ecology
    Of wet rocks
    Scape
    Erect or twining scape arising from a rosette of thalloid linear leaves and bearing a few small yellow flowers.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Gabon, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

    Other Data

    Utricularia andongensis Welw. ex Hiern appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 1, 2008 Cheek, M. [13554], Cameroon K000580333
    Dec 1, 2003 Cheek, M. [9666], Cameroon K000198335
    Jan 1, 1961 Mann, G. [1684], Gabon K000430201 Unknown type material
    Milne-Redhead, E. [4555], Zambia 1131.000
    Drummond, R.B. [4638], Uganda 4806.000
    Onochie, C.F.A. [FHI 34870], Cameroon K000028915
    Gregory, H. [123A], Cameroon 1129.000
    Gregory, H. [321 a], Cameroon K000028914
    Onochie [34870], Cameroon 1128.000
    Hepper, F.N. [1920], Cameroon 1130.000
    Hepper, F.N. [1793], Nigeria 3463.000
    Hepper, F.N. [1770], Nigeria 3464.000
    Hepper, F.N. [1920], Cameroon K000028912
    Gossweiler, J. [1143], Angola K001009284
    Baldwin, J.T. [13296], Guinea 6308.000
    Thomas, A.S. [1901], Uganda 4807.000
    Bauer, P.J. [48], Cameroon K000028910
    Bauer [48], Cameroon 6049.203
    Sturdy, R.G. [6], Uganda 3812.000
    Bidgood, S. [5560], Tanzania K000468864
    Welwitsch. [264], Angola K000430228 Unknown type material

    Bibliography

    First published in Cat. Afr. Pl. 1: 787 (1900)

    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.
    • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
    • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Taylor, P. (1989). The Genus Utricularia: a taxonomic monograph: 1-724. Her Majesty's stationery office, London.
    • Launert, E. (ed.) (1988). Flora Zambesiaca 8(3): 1-118. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • F.T.A. 4, 2: 481.
    • Cat. Welw. 787 (1900)

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
    • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Taylor, P. (1989). The Genus Utricularia: a taxonomic monograph: 1-724. Her Majesty's stationery office, London.
    • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • P. Taylor in Fl. Afr. Centr., Lentib.: 8 (1972).
    • P. Taylor in Kew Bulletin 18: 38 (1964)
    • P. Taylor in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 2: 377 (1963)
    • Stapf in Flora of Tropical Africa 4 (2): 481 (1906).
    • Hiern, Cat. Afr. Pl. Welw. 1: 787 (1900).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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