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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Central & S. Tropical Africa to Tanzania, N. & Central Madagascar.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Terrestrial herb.
Morphology General Rhizoids
Rhizoids and stolons capillary, numerous from the base of the scape.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves rosulate but usually decayed at anthesis, linear, thalloid, up to 3 cm. long, 1.5–3 mm. wide, 1-nerved.
Morphology General 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes very unequal; upper broadly rhomboid, ± 3 mm. long; lower ovate or ovate-oblong, much narrower than the upper, apex truncate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments filiform, twisted; anther-thecae subdistinct.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary ovoid; style very short; stigma lower lip semi-orbicular, upper much smaller, deltoid or oblong.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule globose, obliquely dorsiventrally compressed, dehiscing by a longitudinal abaxial slit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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

Morphology General Habit
Terrestrial herb.
Morphology General Rhizoids and Stolons
Rhizoids and stolons capillary; numerous from the base of the peduncle.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves rosulate but usually decayed at anthesis, linear, thalloid, up to 3 cm. ×1.5–3 mm. 1-nerved.
Morphology General 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments filiform, twisted; anther thecae subdistinct.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary ovoid; style very short; stigma inferior lip semi-circular, superior much smaller, deltoid or oblong.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule globose, obliquely dorsiventrally compressed, dehiscing by a longitudinal ventral slit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds very numerous, narrowly cylindrical; testa longitudinally striate and with numerous short rough conical papillae.

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

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

Accepted by

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

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

  • E. A. Bruce in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1933: 475 (1934).
  • P. Taylor in Fl. Afr. Centr., Lentib.: 30, t. 8 (1972).
  • P. Taylor in Kew Bulletin 18: 95 (1964)

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