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This species is accepted, and its native range is Old World.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Aquatic herb, perennating by winter buds (turions).
Vegetative Multiplication Stolons
Stolons 2 or 3 from the base of the scape, filiform, terete, glabrous, up to 50 cm. long or more, 0.5–1.5 mm. thick; internodes 3–10 mm.; rhizoids few (2–4) from the scape-base, capillary, 1–2 cm. long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves very numerous, 2-branched from the base, each branch 1–5 cm. long, ovate to lanceolate in outline, pinnately branched; pinnae alternate, repeatedly dichotomously forked; ultimate segments capillary, setulose.
Morphology General Traps
Traps usually numerous, lateral on the leaf-segments just above the point of bifurcation, obliquely ovoid, stalked, 1–2 mm. long; mouth lateral, oblique; upper lip with 2 slender ± branched hairs; lower lip with a variable number of simple hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence erect, up to 15 cm. high; scape usually straight at anthesis but becoming very flexuous, 1–2 mm. thick, smooth and glabrous; flowers 4–6, ± congested at anthesis, inflorescence-axis elongating after anthesis; scales 1–2(3), a short distance below the lowermost flower, similar to the bracts; bracts basifixed, orbicular, ± 3 mm. long, decurrent; bracteoles absent; pedicels filiform, 1–2 cm. long, erect at anthesis, elongating and spreading or deflexing after anthesis.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes subequal, ovate, ± 3 mm. long; upper lobe apex rounded, hyaline; lower lobe truncate or emarginate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pale yellow, ±15 mm. long; upper lip orbicular or broadly ovate, truncate, 2–3 times as long as the upper calyx-lobe; lower lip oblate or reniform, ± as long as the upper lip and up to twice as wide; palate raised, gibbous; spur stout, conical, slightly curved, obtuse, usually shorter than the lower lip, with shortly stalked glands on the inner adaxial surface only.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments filiform; anther-thecae confluent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary globose, minutely lepidote; style distinct, almost as long as the ovary; stigma lower lip semi-orbicular, margin ciliate, upper almost obsolete.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsules apparently never produced.
Habitat
Lakes and pools; 900–1860 m., not flowering at the lower altitudes and usually (S. of the equator) sporadic and probably introduced by migratory birds
Distribution
K3 T2 T4 U2 Sudan, South Africa (Transvaal, Natal)mainly Europe and temperate Asia to Japan

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Aquatic herb, perennating by winter buds (turions).
Vegetative Multiplication Stolons
Stolons 2 or 3 from the base of the peduncle, filiform, terete, glabrous, up to 50 cm. long or more, 0.5–1.5 mm. thick; internodes 3–10 mm; rhizoids few (2–4) from the peduncle base, capillary, 1–12 cm. long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves very numerous, 2-branched from the base, each branch 1–5 cm. long, ovate to lanceolate in outline, pinnately branched; pinnae alternate, repeatedly dichotomously forked; ultimate segments capillary, setulose.
Morphology General Traps
Traps usually numerous, lateral on the leaf-segments just above the point of bifurcation, obliquely ovoid, stalked, 1–2 mm. long; mouth lateral, oblique, with 2 dorsal slender more or less branched hairs, and a variable number of ventral simple hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence erect, up to 15 cm. high; peduncle usually straight at anthesis but becoming very flexuous, 1–2 mm. thick, smooth and glabrous; flowers 4–6, more or less congested at anthesis, inflorescence-axis elongating after anthesis; scales 1–2(3), a short distance below the lowermost flower, similar to the bracts; bracts basifixed, circular, more or less 3 mm. long, decurrent; bracteoles absent; pedicels filiform, 1–2 cm. long, erect at anthesis, elongating and spreading or deflexing after anthesis.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx lobes subequal, ovate, more or less 3 mm. long; superior lobe with apex rounded, hyaline; lower lobe truncate or emarginate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pale yellow, more or less 15 mm. long; superior lip circular or broadly ovate, truncate, 2–3 times as long as the upper calyx lobe; inferior lip oblate or reniform, more or less as long as the superior lip and up to twice as wide; palate raised, gibbous; spur stout, conical, slightly curved, obtuse, usually shorteper lip and up to twice as wide; palate raised, gibbous; spur stout, conical, slightly curved, obtuse, usually shorter than the inferior lip, with shortly stalked glands on the whole of the inner surface of the distal half.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments filiform; anther-thecae confluent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary globose, minutely lepidote; style distinct, almost as long as the ovary; stigma inferior lip semi-circular, ciliate, superior almost obsolete.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsules very rarely produced.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Amur, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Botswana, Bulgaria, Central European Rus, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East Himalaya, Finland, France, Free State, Gabon, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hainan, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jawa, Kenya, Korea, Kuril Is., KwaZulu-Natal, Mauritania, Morocco, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, Netherlands, New Guinea, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Northwest European R, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Queensland, Romania, Rwanda, Sakhalin, South Australia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sumatera, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tasmania, Tibet, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Uganda, Victoria, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Utricularia australis R.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Nov 1, 1981 Kirk, J. [512], New Zealand K000806286 isotype
Jan 1, 1969 Schweinfurth, G. [86], Sudan K000430257
Dec 1, 1967 Brown, R. [s.n.], New South Wales K000806289 syntype
Milne-Redhead, E. 1649.000
Carter, N. [2069], United Kingdom 22191.000
Taylor, P. [1525], Ireland 27442.000
M., McCall, United Kingdom 27461.008
Aston [1799], Australia 27461.014
Taylor, P., France 29010.000
Taylor, P., United Kingdom 29011.000
Taylor, P., France 29012.000
Ash [1436], Ethiopia 29047.159
Barnes, E., India 30560.000
Aston, H. [1800], Australia 33759.000
Disney, R.H.L., United Kingdom 35366.000
Libby, R., United Kingdom 36202.000
Milne-Redhead, E. [6691], United Kingdom 38123.000
Japan 38626.000
Lees, A., United Kingdom 38721.000
Milne-Redhead, E., United Kingdom 41959.000
Taylor, P. [17010], Australia 43286.000
Taylor, P. [17188], United Kingdom 43721.000
Briggs, M., United Kingdom 45345.000
Taylor, P. [18001], India 45352.000
Briggs, M., United Kingdom 47762.000
Richards, H.M. [11118], Tanzania 6353.000
Richards, H.M. [20209], Tanzania 7308.000
Richards, H.M. [24608], Tanzania 7534.000
Richards, H.M. [23772], Tanzania 7615.000
Baytop [18191/2], Turkey 7701.000
Baytop [18190], Turkey 7742.000
Baytop [18191/1], Turkey 7743.000
Schweinfurth, G. [86], Sudan K000430256 Unknown type material
Brown, R. [2730], Tasmania K000806290

First published in Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland.: 430 (1810)

Accepted by

  • Aver'ianov, L.V. & al. (2006). Illyustrirovannyi opredelitel' rastenii Leningradskoi oblasti: 1-799. Nauka, Moskva.
  • Barina, Z., Rakaj, m. & Pifkó, D. (2013). Contributions to the flora of Albania, 4 Willdenowia 43: 165-184.
  • Chang, C.S., Kim, H. & Chang, K.S. (2014). Provisional checklist of vascular plants for the Korea peninsula flora (KPF): 1-660. DESIGNPOST.
  • Charkevicz, S.S. (ed.) (1996). Plantae Vasculares Orientalis Extremi Sovietici 8: 1-382. Nauka, Leningrad.
  • 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.
  • Dinarvand, M. (2012). A taxonomic revision of Utricularia (Lentibulariaceae) for aqua flora of Iran Iranian Journal of Botany 18: 191-195.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Efinov, P.G. & al. (2014). New records of vascular plants in European Russia Botanicheskii Zhurnal. Moscow & Leningrad 99: 237-241.
  • Lambion, J., Delvosalle, L. & Duvigneaud, J. (2004). Nouvelle flore de la Belgique du G. D. de Luxembourg, du Nord de la France et des régions voisines, ed. 5: 1-1167. Edition du Patrimoine du Jardin botanique national de Belgique.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1988). Flora Zambesiaca 8(3): 1-118. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Pullaiah, T. & Karuppusamy, S. (2020). Flora of Eastern Ghats 7: 1-474. Regency publications, New Deli.
  • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Sapir, Y., Shmida, A. & Fragman, O. (2003). Constructing Red Numbers for setting conservation priorities of endangered plant species: Israeli flora as a test case Journal for Nature Conservation 11: 1-17.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
  • Starchenko, V.M., Darman, G.F. & Bolotova, Y.V. (2009). Floristic records in the Amur region Botanicheskii Zhurnal. Moscow & Leningrad 94: 759-763.
  • Taylor, P. (1989). The Genus Utricularia: a taxonomic monograph: 1-724. Her Majesty's stationery office, London.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1985). Flora du Rwanda 3: 1-729. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1972). Flora Europaea 3: 1-370. Cambridge University Press.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Aver'ianov, L.V. & al. (2006). Illyustrirovannyi opredelitel' rastenii Leningradskoi oblasti: 1-799. Nauka, Moskva.
  • Barina, Z., Rakaj, m. & Pifkó, D. (2013). Contributions to the flora of Albania, 4 Willdenowia 43: 165-184.
  • Charkevicz, S.S. (ed.) (1996). Plantae Vasculares Orientalis Extremi Sovietici 8: 1-382. Nauka, Leningrad.
  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (2014-continuously updated). Atlas of Living Australia http://www.ala.org.au/.
  • Dimopoulos, P., Raus, T., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, T., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A., & Tzanoudakis, D. (2013). Vascular plants of Greece. An annotated checklist: 1-372. Botanic gardens and botanical museum Berlin-Dahlem, Berlin and Hellenic botanical society, Athens.
  • Dinarvand, M. (2012). A taxonomic revision of Utricularia (Lentibulariaceae) for aqua flora of Iran Iranian Journal of Botany 18: 191-195.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Efinov, P.G. & al. (2014). New records of vascular plants in European Russia Botanicheskii Zhurnal. Moscow & Leningrad 99: 237-241.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1988). Flora Zambesiaca 8(3): 1-118. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Sapir, Y., Shmida, A. & Fragman, O. (2003). Constructing Red Numbers for setting conservation priorities of endangered plant species: Israeli flora as a test case Journal for Nature Conservation 11: 1-17.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
  • Starchenko, V.M., Darman, G.F. & Bolotova, Y.V. (2009). Floristic records in the Amur region Botanicheskii Zhurnal. Moscow & Leningrad 94: 759-763.
  • Taylor, P. (1989). The Genus Utricularia: a taxonomic monograph: 1-724. Her Majesty's stationery office, London.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1985). Flora du Rwanda 3: 1-729. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1972). Flora Europaea 3: 1-370. Cambridge University Press.
  • Wu, Z., Raven, P.H. & Hong, D. (eds.) (2011). Flora of China 19: 1-884. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • P. Taylor in Fl. Afr. Centr., Lentib.: 48 (1972).
  • R. Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl.: 430 (1810).

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