1. Family: Lentibulariaceae Rich.
    1. Genus: Utricularia L.
      1. Utricularia odontosepala Stapf

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. DR Congo to N. Malawi and Zambia.

    [FZ]

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

    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Stamens
    Filaments filiform; anther thecae sub-distinct.
    Pistil
    Ovary globose; style very short; stigma inferior lip semi-circular, superior much smaller, deltoid.
    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.
    Habit
    Terrestrial herb.
    Rhizoids and Stolons
    Rhizoids and stolons capillary, numerous at the base of the peduncle.
    Leaves
    Leaves scattered on the stolons, narrowly obovate-spathulate, 10–30 × c. 1 mm., 1-nerved.

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    Distribution

    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

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

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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