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This species is accepted, and its native range is Africa, Indian Subcontinent.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FSOM]

M. Thulin. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1–4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Distribution
Widespread in Africa,
Morphology General Habit
Aquatic herb with up to 1 m long stems
Morphology Leaves
Leaves numerous, much divided with filiform minutely setulose ultimate segments; float-leaves present on lower half of peduncle, ± whorled, narrowly cylindrical, 2–5 cm long
Morphology General Traps
Traps broadly ovoid, 1–3 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences 3–20 cm tall; bracteoles absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes 2, subequal, c. 3 mm long in flower, enlarging to 10 mm in fruit and enclosing the capsule
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white with purplish markings or sometimes yellow, 7–10 mm long; upper lip truncate to emarginate at apex; lower lip circular; spur about as long as lower lip.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Aquatic herb.
Vegetative Multiplication Stolons
Stolons up to 1 m. long or more, terete, smooth and glabrous; internodes 3–10(–15) mm.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves very numerous, digitately divided into 3–6 primary segments and usually auricled at the base; primary segments 2–6 cm. long, ± lanceolate in outline, pinnately divided, the rhachis filiform or ± inflated and up to 2 mm. thick; pinnae repeatedly dichotomously forked; ultimate segments capillary, minutely setulose; auricles when present reniform or orbicular, up to 10 mm. long, margin usually denticulate or ± divided into setulose capillary segments.
Morphology General Floats
Floats verticillate or sub-verticillate on the lower half of the scape, 3–10, inflated, narrowly cylindrical to fusiform, 2–5 cm. long, bearing a variable number of reduced or sometimes well-developed leaf-segments at the apex.
Morphology General Traps
Traps usually numerous, lateral near the base of the ultimate and penultimate leaf-segments, broadly ovoid, shortly stalked, 1–3 mm. long; mouth lateral; upper lip naked or with 2 short simple or sparsely branched hairs; lower lip naked or with a few shorter simple hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence erect, lateral, 3–20 cm. high; flowers 2–15, congested at anthesis; inflorescence-axis elongating in fruit; scape filiform to relatively stout, straight, smooth and glabrous; scales absent; bracts basifixed, ovate, 1–2 mm. long; bracteoles absent; pedicels filiform, erect or spreading at anthesis, 1.5–5 mm. long, strongly reflexed and thickened in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes subequal, broadly ovate, apex rounded or lower sometimes emarginate, ± 3 mm. long at anthesis, strongly accrescent, becoming fleshy, up to 10 mm. long and enclosing the capsule.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white or yellow, usually variously marked with red or purple lines, 7–10 mm. long, ± densely covered externally with glandular hairs; upper lip broadly ovate, 1.5–2 times as long as the upper calyx-lobe, apex truncate or emarginate; lower lip orbicular, apex rounded or emarginate; palate raised, bigibbous; spur cylindrical, ± as long as the lower lip.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments linear, dilated above; anther-thecae subdistinct.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary globose, minutely squamulate; style distinct, as long as the ovary; stigma lower lip semi-orbicular, upper obsolete.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule globose, circumscissile, ± 5 mm. in diameter with the style often considerably elongated.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous, prismatic, 4–6-angled, ± as wide as high, ± winged on the angles, hilum prominent; testa-cells distinct, elongated, ± 0.05 mm. long.
Habitat
Still or slow flowing water in pools, lakes and rivers; sea-level to 1600 m.
Distribution
throughout tropical Africa, extending to Madagascar and India K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 T6 T8 U1 U2

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Aquatic herb.
Vegetative Multiplication Stolons
Stolons up to 1 mm. long or more, terete, smooth and glabrous; internodes 3–10(15) mm.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves very numerous, digitately divided into 3–6 primary segments and usually auricled at the base; primary segments 2–6 cm. long, more or less lanceolate in outline, pinnately divided, the rhachis filiform or more or less inflated and up to 2 mm. thick; pinnae repeatedly dichotomously forked; ultimate segments capillary, minutely setulose; auricles when present reniform or circular, up to 10 mm. long, margin usually denticulate or more or less divided into setulose capillary segments.
Morphology General Floats
Floats verticillate or subverticillate on the lower half of the peduncle, 3–10, inflated, narrowly cylindrical to fusiform, 2–5 cm. long, bearing a variable number of reduced or sometimes well developed leaf segments at the apex.
Morphology General Traps
Traps usually numerous, lateral near the base of the ultimate and penultimate leaf segments, broadly ovoid, shortly stalked, 1–3 mm. long; mouth lateral, naked or with 2 dorsal short simple or sparsely branched hairs, and sometimes with a few shorter ventral simple hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence erect, lateral, 3–20 cm. high; flowers 2–15, congested at anthesis; inflorescence-axis elongating in fruit; peduncle filiform to relatively stout, straight, smooth and glabrous; scales absent; bracts basifixed, ovate, 1–2 mm. long; bracteoles absent; pedicels filiform, erect or spreading at anthesis, 1.5–5 mm. long, strongly and thickened in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx lobes subequal, broadly ovate, with apex rounded or lower sometimes emarginate, more or less 3 mm. long at anthesis, strongly acrescent, becoming fleshy, up to 10 mm. long and enclosing the capsule.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white or yellow, usually variously marked with red or purple lines, 7–10 mm. long, more or less densely covered externally with glandular hairs; superior lip broadly ovate, 1.5–2 times as long as the upper calyx lobe, with apex truncate or emarginate; inferior lip circular, with apex rounded or emarginate; palate raised, bigibbous; spur cylindrical, more or less as long as the inferior lip; filaments linear, dilated above; anther-theacae subdistinct.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary globose, minutely squamulate; style distinct, as long as the ovary; stigma inferior lip circular, superior obsolete.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule globose, circumscissile, more or less 5 mm. in diam., with the style often considerably elongated.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous, prismatic, 4–6 angled, more or less as wide as high, more or less winged on the angles, hilum prominent; testa-cells distinct, elongated, more or less 0.05 mm. long.

Native to:

Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, India, Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Utricularia inflexa Forssk. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Hepper, F.N. [3822], Mali 33765.000
Ash [1605], Ethiopia 35890.000
Wickens, G. [3571], Nigeria 38869.000
Raynal, J. [20788], Rwanda 39818.000
India 49282.000
Richards, H.M. [23315], Tanzania 7415.000
Richards, H.M. [19081], Zambia 7586.000
Kirk [5], Tanzania K000430248 Unknown type material
Kirk [5], Tanzania K000430249 Unknown type material
Hildebrandt, J.M. [3750], Madagascar K000430313 Unknown type material
Mann, G. [2326], Nigeria K000430208 Unknown type material
Welwitsch [268], Angola K001009232
Hess-Wyss, H. [52/967], Angola K001009230
Millson, A. [s.n.], Nigeria K000430207 Unknown type material
Gossweiler, J. [8325], Angola K001009231
Pearson, H.H.W. [2028], Angola K001009233

First published in Fl. Aegypt.-Arab.: 9 (1775)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 1: 1-359. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
  • 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.
  • Boulos, L. (2002). Flora of Egypt 3: 1-373. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTOM, Bangui.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • 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.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Hedberg, I., Kelbessa, E., Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Persson, E. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1988). Flora Zambesiaca 8(3): 1-118. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
  • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Singh, M. & Ali, S.J. (2008). A study on aquatic Angiosperms of district Mau (East U.P.) Journal of East African Natural History 32: 877-890.
  • 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.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1985). Flora du Rwanda 3: 1-729. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Fl. Aegypt. Arab. Descr. Pl. 9 (1775).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 1: 1-359. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
  • 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.
  • Boulos, L. (2002). Flora of Egypt 3: 1-373. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTOM, Bangui.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
  • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Singh, M. & Ali, S.J. (2008). A study on aquatic Angiosperms of district Mau (East U.P.) Journal of East African Natural History 32: 877-890.
  • 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.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1985). Flora du Rwanda 3: 1-729. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Forsk., Fl. Aegypt.-Arab., Descr. Pl.: 9 (1775).
  • P. Taylor in Pl. Afr. Centr., Lentib.: 38, t. 11/1–5 & t. 12 (1972).

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