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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Traps
Traps numerous on the stolons and leaves, ovoid, 0.3–0.8 mm. long, stalked; mouth terminal, with a dorsal fringe of c. 5 glandular hairs and ventral radiating rows of more or less sessile glands.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence erect, simple, 5–25 cm. high; peduncle filiform, straight, glabrous above, setulose at the base; inflorescence axis straight; flowers 1–5, usually distant; scales numerous, similar to the bracts; bracts basifxed, lanceolate with apex acute, 1.2–1.5 mm. long; bracteoles similar to the bracts but slightly longer; pedicels up to 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx lobes subequal, broadly ovate, 2.5–3.5 mm. long, minutely papillose or smooth, flat, the margin deeply divided into 7–11 subulate teeth.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 7–15 mm. long, mauve or violet with a yellow spot on the palate; superior lip broadly ovate, with apex retuse, 2–25 times as long as the upper calyx lobe; inferior lip reniform with apex distinctly 3-crenate; palate raised, 2–4 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 globose; style very short; stigma inferior lip semi-circular, superior much smaller, deltoid.
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.
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, narrowly obovate-spathulate, 10–30 × c. 1 mm., 1-nerved.

Native to:

Malawi, Zambia, Zaïre

Utricularia odontosepala Stapf appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Brummitt, R.K. [10868], Malawi 25694.140
Cornelius, I., Malawi 49685.000
Rogers, F.A. [8632], Zambia K000430243 Unknown type material

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1912: 331 (1912)

Accepted by

  • 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

  • Taylor, P. (1989). The Genus Utricularia: a taxonomic monograph: 1-724. Her Majesty's stationery office, London.

Flora Zambesiaca
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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