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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. DR Congo to Angola.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Terrestrial herb.
Morphology General Rhizoids and Stolons
Rhizoids and stolons capillary, numerous at the base of the peduncle.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves scattered on the stolons, obovate-spathulate, c. 10 ×1 mm., 1-nerved.
Morphology General 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments filiform; anther thecae sub-distinct.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary ovoid; style more or less obsolete; stigma inferior lip semi-circular, superior lip much smaller, oblong.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule globose, 1.5–2 mm. long, dehiscing by dorsal and ventral lanceolate pores.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous, ovoid, somewhat angular, c. 0.2 mm. long; testa smooth, the cells indistinct, more or less isodiametric.

Native to:

Angola, Zambia, Zaïre

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

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.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1988). Flora Zambesiaca 8(3): 1-118. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Taylor, P. (1989). The Genus Utricularia: a taxonomic monograph: 1-724. Her Majesty's stationery office, London.

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.

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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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