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  1. Family: Lentibulariaceae Rich.
    1. Genus: Utricularia L.
      1. Utricularia microcalyx (P.Taylor) P.Taylor

        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 capillary, numerous at the base of the peduncle.
    Leaves
    Leaves scattered on the stolons, obovate-spathulate, c. 10 ×1 mm., 1-nerved.
    Traps
    Traps numerous on the stolons and leaves, ovoid, 0.4–0–8 mm. long, stalked; mouth terminal with a dorsal fringe of c. 5 glandular hairs.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence erect, simple, 5–30 cm. high; peduncle filiform, straight, glabrous above, minutely papillose at the base; inflorescence axis straight; flowers 1–7, distant; scales numerous, similar to the bracts; bracts basifixed, ovate with apex acute, up to 0.8 mm. long; bracteoles narrowly oblong with apex obtuse, about as long as the bracts; pedicels up to 1 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx lobes unequal, flat, minutely papillose, the upper lobe circular with apex emarginate, c. 1.5 mm. long, the lower lobe much smaller, ovate or oblong with apex emarginate.
    Corolla
    Corolla mauve or pale blue with a yellow spot on the palate, 7–14 mm. long; superior lip broadly ovate with apex truncate, 3–5 times as long as the upper calyx lobe; inferior lip reniform with apex distinctly 3-crenate; palate raised, distinctly 4-gibbous; spur subulate, acute, about 1.5 times as long as the inferior lip.
    Stamens
    Filaments filiform; anther thecae sub-distinct.
    Pistil
    Ovary ovoid; style more or less obsolete; stigma inferior lip semi-circular, superior lip much smaller, oblong.
    Fruits
    Capsule globose, 1.5–2 mm. long, dehiscing by dorsal and ventral lanceolate pores.
    Seeds
    Seeds numerous, ovoid, somewhat angular, c. 0.2 mm. long; testa smooth, the cells indistinct, more or less isodiametric.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Zambia, Zaïre

    Other Data

    Utricularia microcalyx (P.Taylor) P.Taylor appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aug 1, 1982 Richards, H.M. [10051], Zambia K000430242 Unknown type material
    Richards, H.M. [5659A], Zambia 1218.000
    Richards, H.M. [12658], Zambia 4906.000
    Richards, H.M. [16177.b], Zambia 6356.000
    Richards, H.M. [10051], Zambia 6361.000
    Richards, H.M. [5268], Zambia 6364.000
    Bidgood, S. [5482], Tanzania K000190712

    Bibliography

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 41: 270 (1971)

    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