1. Family: Lentibulariaceae Rich.
    1. Genus: Utricularia L.
      1. Utricularia appendiculata E.A.Bruce

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Central & S. Tropical Africa to Tanzania, N. & Central Madagascar.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Terrestrial herb.
    Rhizoids
    Rhizoids and stolons capillary, numerous from the base of the scape.
    Leaves
    Leaves rosulate but usually decayed at anthesis, linear, thalloid, up to 3 cm. long, 1.5–3 mm. wide, 1-nerved.
    Traps
    Traps numerous, ovoid, 0.8– 1.0 mm. long, stalked; mouth lateral, oblique; upper lip with a single variable but usually 3-branched appendage ± recurved over the mouth.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence filiform, twining, up to 60 cm. high, glabrous above, minutely papillose at the base; flowers 1–8, distant; scales numerous, similar to the bracts; bracts medifixed, ± 3 mm. long, narrowly lanceolate, acute at both extremities; bracteoles similar but somewhat smaller; pedicels erect, 2–3 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes very unequal; upper broadly rhomboid, ± 3 mm. long; lower ovate or ovate-oblong, much narrower than the upper, apex truncate.
    Corolla
    Corolla white, cream or pale yellow, 5–9 mm. long; upper lip oblong, scarcely exceeding the upper calyx-lobe, apex truncate or emarginate; lower lip orbicular, apex entire or emarginate; palate raised, obscurely 2-gibbous; spur narrowly cylindrical, curved, ± as long as the lower lip.
    Stamens
    Filaments filiform, twisted; anther-thecae subdistinct.
    Pistil
    Ovary ovoid; style very short; stigma lower lip semi-orbicular, upper much smaller, deltoid or oblong.
    Fruits
    Capsule globose, obliquely dorsiventrally compressed, dehiscing by a longitudinal abaxial slit.
    Seeds
    Seeds very numerous, narrowly cylindrical; testa longitudinally striate and with numerous short rough conical papillae.
    Habitat
    Sphagnum bogs and boggy grassland; 1140–1860 m.
    Distribution
    Cameroun to Mozambique and Madagascar T1 T7 T8 U2 U4
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Terrestrial herb.
    Rhizoids and Stolons
    Rhizoids and stolons capillary; numerous from the base of the peduncle.
    Leaves
    Leaves rosulate but usually decayed at anthesis, linear, thalloid, up to 3 cm. ×1.5–3 mm. 1-nerved.
    Traps
    Traps numerous, ovoid, 0.8–1.0 mm. long, stalked; mouth lateral, oblique, with a single dorsal usually 3-branched, more or less recurved appendage.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence filiform, twining, up to 60 cm. high; peduncle glabrous above, minutely papillose at the base; flowers 1–8, distant; scales numerous, similar to the bracts; bracts medifixed, more or less 3 mm. long, narrowly lanceolate, acute at both extremities; bracteoles similar but somewhat smaller; pedicels erect, 2–3 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx lobes very unequal; upper broadly rhomboid, more or less 3 mm. long; lower ovate or ovate-oblong, much narrower than the upper, with apex truncate.
    Corolla
    Corolla white, cream or pale yellow, 5–9 mm. long; superior lip oblong, scarcely exceeding the upper calyx lobe, with apex truncate or emarginate; inferior lip circular, with apex entire or emarginate; palate raised, obscurely 2-gibbous; spur narrowly cylindrical, curved, more or less as long as the inferior lip.
    Stamens
    Filaments filiform, twisted; anther thecae subdistinct.
    Pistil
    Ovary ovoid; style very short; stigma inferior lip semi-circular, superior much smaller, deltoid or oblong.
    Fruits
    Capsule globose, obliquely dorsiventrally compressed, dehiscing by a longitudinal ventral slit.
    Seeds
    Seeds very numerous, narrowly cylindrical; testa longitudinally striate and with numerous short rough conical papillae.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Utricularia appendiculata E.A.Bruce appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 1, 2002 Cheek, M. [9134], Cameroon K000198348
    Sep 1, 2002 Gosline, G. [187], Cameroon K000198347
    Tanzania 3854.000
    Milne-Redhead, E. [3758A], Zambia 9907.000
    Drummond, R.B. [4655], Uganda 3855.000
    Richards, H.M. [4710], Zambia 12987.000
    Richards, H.M. [10821], Zambia 4808.000
    Watermeyer [91], Tanzania 1127.000
    Watermeyer, A. [166b], Tanzania 4809.000
    Bosser [13189], Madagascar 4810.000
    Sturdy, R.G. [7], Uganda 3809.000
    Haarer, A.E. [2056], Tanzania K000430250 Unknown type material

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1933: 475 (1933)

    Accepted by

    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • 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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Taylor, P. (1989). The Genus Utricularia: a taxonomic monograph: 1-724. Her Majesty's stationery office, London.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • P. Taylor in Fl. Afr. Centr., Lentib.: 30, t. 8 (1972).
    • P. Taylor in Kew Bulletin 18: 95 (1964)
    • E. A. Bruce in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1933: 475 (1934).

    Sources

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