1. Family: Lentibulariaceae Rich.
    1. Genus: Utricularia L.
      1. Utricularia bracteata R.D.Good

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. DR Congo to Angola.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Terrestrial herb.
    Rhizoids and Stolons
    Rhizoids and stolons numerous from the base of the peduncle.
    Leaves
    Leaves numerous, scattered on the stolons, linear-spathulate, up to 20 × 1 mm., 1-nerved.
    Traps
    Traps dimorphic, shortly stalked, ovoid, those on the stolons c. 1.5 mm. long, those on the stolon branches c. 0.5 mm. long; mouth terminal, fringed with radiating rows of glandular hairs, the larger traps with a long carinate dorsal beak which is reduced, in the smaller traps, to a short deltoid tooth.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence erect, up to 30 cm. high; peduncle filiform, glabrous; flowers 2–5, congested; scales few, similar to the bracts; bracts medifixed, lanceolate, up to 6 mm. long; bracteoles basifixed, oblong, 2–3 mm. long; pedicels filiform, erect, 1–3 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx lobes subequal c. 5 mm. long; superior lobe circular with apex rounded; inferior lobe broadly obovate with apex emarginate.
    Corolla
    Corolla yellow, 10–13 mm. long; superior lip oblong with apex truncate or emarginate, about twice as long as the superior calyx lobe; inferior lip circular; palate slightly raised; spur conical, slightly longer than the inferior lip.
    Stamens
    Filaments linear; anther thecae subdistinct.
    Pistil
    Ovary ovoid, style indistinct, inferior lip of stigma circular, the superior much smaller, deltoid.
    Fruits
    Capsule globose, c. 3 mm. long, dehiscing by a single longitudinal ventral slit.
    Seeds
    Seeds numerous, ovoid, c. 0.35 mm. long, verrucose; testa cells distinct, elongate with sinuate margins.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Zambia, Zaïre

    Utricularia bracteata R.D.Good appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Hess-Wyss, H. [52/744], Angola K001009332

    First published in J. Bot. 62: 161 (1924)

    Accepted by

    • 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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • 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.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0