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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa, Central & E. 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 scattered on the stolons, narrowly obovate-spathulate, 2–20 mm. long, ± 1 mm. wide, 1-nerved.
Morphology General Traps
Traps numerous, ovoid, 0.15– 0.3 mm. long, stalked, the stalk ± as long as the trap; mouth terminal; upper lip projecting, fringed with 2–10 glandular hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence stiffly erect, simple or sometimes branched above, 2–36 cm. high; scape relatively thick and rigid, glabrous; flowers (1–)10–20(–50); scales numerous, especially below, similar to the bracts; bracts basifixed, ovate-deltoid, reflexed; bracteoles lanceolate, erect; pedicels erect, 0.2–0.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes subequal, orbicular, very concave, apex emarginate or shortly 2–3-denticulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pale yellow, 3.5–6 mm. long, persistent; upper lip broadly ovate, apex emarginate, ±1.5 times as long as the upper calyx-lobe; lower lip longer, orbicular in outline, distinctly 3-lobed; palate slightly raised; spur subulate, 2.5–3.5 times as long as the lower lip.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments filiform, curved; antherthecae ± confluent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary ovoid; style very short; stigma lower lip rounded, upper lip minute, deltoid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule globose, ±1.2 mm. long, dehiscing by ab- and adaxial ovate-lanceolate pores.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous, narrowly truncate-conical; testa smooth, cells indistinct, elongate.
Habitat
Boggy grassland; sea-level to 1860 m.
Distribution
throughout tropical and subtropical Africa and in Madagascar K3 K7 P T4 T5 T6 T7 T8 U1 U3 Z

[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 scattered on the stolons, narrowly obovate-spathulate, 2–20 ×more or less 1 mm. wide, 1-nerved.
Morphology General Traps
Traps numerous, ovoid, 0.15–0.3 mm. long, stalked, the stalk more or less as long as the trap; mouth terminal, dorsally fringed with 2–10 glandular hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence stiffly erect, simple or sometimes branched above, 2, 2–36 cm. high; peduncle relatively thick and rigid, glabrous; flowers (1)10–20(50); scales numerous, especially below, similar to the bracts; bracts basifixed, ovate-deltoid, reflexed; bracteoles lanceolate, erect; peduncles erect, 0.2–0.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx lobes subequal, circular, very concave with apex emarginate or shortly 2–3-denticulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pale yellow, 3.5–6 mm. long, persistent; superior lip broadly ovate with apex emarginate, more or less 1.5 times as long as the upper calyx lobe; inferior lip longer, circular in outline, distinctly 3-lobed; palate slightly raised; spur subulate, 2.5–3.5 times as long as the inferior lip.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments filiform, curved; anther-thecae more or less confluent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary ovoid; style very short; stigma inferior lip rounded, superior lip minute, deltoid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule globose, more or less 1.2 mm. long, dehiscing by dorsal and ventral ovate-lanceolate pores.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous, narrowly truncate-conical; testa smooth, cells indistinct, elongate.

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Stiffly erect terrestrial herb
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Numerous very small subsessile yellow flowers.

Native to:

Angola, Cameroon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Utricularia firmula Welw. ex Oliv. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Richards, H.M. [5869], Zambia 12988.000
Richards, H.M. [9933e], Zambia 12989.000
Faulkner [2768], Tanzania 12990.000
Tanzania 12993.000
Meikle, R.D. [1022], Nigeria 12994.000
Richards, H.M. [10043], Zambia 16275.000
Richards, H.M. [6245], Zambia 16276.000
Richards, H.M. [5899], Zambia 1647.000
Faulkner, H. [3268], Tanzania 22944.000
Maclaren, M.S. [100], Zambia 23388.000
Richards, H.M. [18094], Zambia 23950.000
Brummitt, R.K. [10174], Malawi 25694.067
Tweedie [3422], Kenya 28846.000
Zambia 30583.000
Richards, H.M. [22403A], Zambia 30589.000
Jackson, G. [1729], Malawi 3848.000
Gulma, R. [5004], Nigeria 3849.000
Fanshawe [1244], Zambia 3850.000
Harley, W.J. [1853], Liberia 3851.000
Wild, H. [2542], Zimbabwe 3852.000
Richards, M., Zambia 3853.000
Tanzania 3856.000
Simpson, H. [102], Sudan 3857.000
Polhill, R. [2044], Tanzania 6320.000
Tanzania 6536.000
Richards, M., Zambia 6541.000
Bogdan, A. [4662], Kenya 6544.000
Welwitsch. [262], Angola K000430246 Unknown type material
Hess, H. [50/217], Angola K001009328
Hess-Wyss, H. [52/1851], Angola K001009327
Hess-Wyss, H. [52/2018], Angola K001009326
Faulkner, H.G. [A158], Angola K001009330
Baum, H. [142], Angola K001009331
Hess-Wyss, H. [52/1464], Angola K001009329

First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 9: 152 (1865)

Accepted by

  • Berhaut, J. (1975). Flore illustrée du Sénégal 4: 1-625. Gouvernement du Sénégal, Ministère du développement rural direction des eaux et forêta, Dakar.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
  • 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.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Jones, M. (1991). A checklist of Gambian plants: 1-33. Michael Jones, The Gambia College.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1988). Flora Zambesiaca 8(3): 1-118. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
  • Taylor, P. (1989). The Genus Utricularia: a taxonomic monograph: 1-724. Her Majesty's stationery office, London.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Chev. Bot. 481.
  • F.T.A. 4, 2: 479 (1906)
  • F.W.T.A., ed. 1, 2: 234, partly (excl. Lane-Poole 404; Chev. 21865)
  • Pellegr. in Bull. Soc. Bot. Fr. 61: 16
  • in J. Linn. Soc. 9: 152 (1864)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Berhaut, J. (1975). Flore illustrée du Sénégal 4: 1-625. Gouvernement du Sénégal, Ministère du développement rural direction des eaux et forêta, Dakar.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Jones, M. (1991). A checklist of Gambian plants: 1-33. Michael Jones, The Gambia College.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
  • Taylor, P. (1989). The Genus Utricularia: a taxonomic monograph: 1-724. Her Majesty's stationery office, London.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Oliv. in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 9:152 (1865).
  • P. Taylor in Fl. Afr. Centr., Lentib.: 16, t. 3 (1972).
  • P. Taylor in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 2: 378 (1963)
  • P. Taylor in Kew Bulletin 18: 151 (1964)
  • Stapf in Flora of Tropical Africa 4 (2): 479 (1906).

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