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This species is accepted, and its native range is Central Ethiopia to S. Tropical Africa.
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, few from the base of the peduncle.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves often decayed at anthesis, or 2–5 subrosulate at the peduncle-base and scattered on the stolons, oblanceolate-spathulate, up to 6 mm. long and 1 mm. wide, 1-nerved.
Morphology General Traps
Traps numerous on the rhizoids and leaves, globose, 0.6–0.8 mm. long, shortly stalked; mouth terminal, provided with dorsal and ventral radiating comb-like rows of glandular hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence erect, 2–30 cm. high; peduncle filiform, glabrous above, papillose or setulose at the base; flowers 1–4, distant; scales few, similar to the bracts; bracts basifixed, ovate-deltoid, more or less 0.6 mm. long; bracteoles similar but narrower; pedicels capillary, erect, shorter than the calyx-lobes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx lobes unequal; upper broadly ovate, 1 - 1.6 mm. long, obtuse to subacute; lower smaller, oblong, emarginate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pale mauve to white with a yellow spot on the palate, 3–15 mm. long; superior lip narrowly oblong, 1.5–2.5 times as long as the upper calyx lobe, with apex emarginate to deeply bifid; inferior lip circular in outline, more or less deeply 5-lobed palate raised, often crested; spur subulate, slightly curved, up to 10 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments filiform; anther-thecae subdistinct.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary ovoid; style very short; stigma inferior lip semi-circular, superior lip much smaller, deltoid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule globose, 1.5–2 mm. long, dehisceing by a longitudinal ventral slit with thickened margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous, somewhat conical, slightly angular; testa smooth, cells indistinct, elongated on the lateral surfaces, more or less isodiametric elsewhere.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Terrestrial herb.
Morphology General Rhizoids
Rhizoids and stolons capillary, few from the base of the scape.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves often decayed at anthesis, or 2–5 subrosulate at the scape-base and scattered on the stolons, oblanceolate-spathulate, up to 6 mm. long and 1 mm. wide, 1-nerved.
Morphology General Traps
Traps numerous on the rhizoids and leaves, globose, 0.6–0.8 mm. long, shortly stalked; mouth terminal; upper lip projecting, lower lip not or scarcely projecting, both provided with radiating comb-like rows of glandular hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence erect, 2–30 cm. high; scape filiform, glabrous above, papillose or setulose at the base; flowers 1–4, distant; scales few, similar to the bracts; bracts basifixed, ovate-deltoid, ± 0.6 mm. long; bracteoles similar but narrower; pedicels capillary, erect, shorter than the calyx-lobes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes unequal; upper broadly ovate, 1–1.6 mm. long, obtuse to subacute; lower smaller, oblong, emarginate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pale mauve to white with a yellow spot on the palate, 3–15 mm. long; upper lip narrowly oblong, 1.5–2.5 times as long as the upper calyx-lobe, apex emarginate to deeply bifid; lower lip orbicular in outline, ± deeply 5-lobed; palate raised, often crested; spur subulate, slightly curved, up to 10 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments filiform; anther-thecae subdistinct.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary ovoid; style very short; stigma lower lip semi-orbicular, upper lip much smaller, deltoid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule globose, 1.5–2 mm. long, dehiscing by a longitudinal abaxial slit with thickened margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous, somewhat conical, slightly angular; testa smooth, cells indistinct, elongated on the lateral surfaces, ± isodiametric elsewhere.
Habitat
Damp sandy or peaty grassland; 1500–2100 m.
Distribution
Ethiopia to Malawi and Rhodesia K3 T4 T7 U1 U3

Native to:

Angola, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Utricularia pentadactyla P.Taylor appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Tweedie, E.M., Kenya 1179.000
Richards, H.M. [5658], Zambia 13004.000
Richards, H.M. [5660], Zambia 13005.000
Richards, M. [1635A], Zambia 16294.000
Wild, H. [3778], Zimbabwe 1654.000
Richards, H.M. [16352], Tanzania 22951.000
Maclaren, M.S. [102] 23843.000
Bremmitt, R.K. [9770], Malawi 25694.078
Williamson, G. [896], Zambia 33508.000
Richards, H.M. [10948], Zambia 3492.000
Richards, H.M. [9296], Zambia 3493.000
Richards, H.M. [4706], Zambia 3574.000
Tweedie, E.M. [1789], Kenya 3583.000
Richards, Zambia 3858.000
Wild, H. [27198], Zimbabwe 3863.000 Unknown type material
Richards, M. [1463a], Zambia 4883.000
Richards, M. [1463b], Zambia 6336.000
Wild, H. [3240], Zimbabwe K000430239 Unknown type material
Hess-Wyss, H. [52/1753], Angola K001009310

First published in Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 9: 16 (1954)

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1988). Flora Zambesiaca 8(3): 1-118. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.
  • 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.
  • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.
  • Taylor, P. (1989). The Genus Utricularia: a taxonomic monograph: 1-724. Her Majesty's stationery office, London.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • P. Taylor in Fl. Afr. Centr., Lentib.: 14 (1972).
  • P. Taylor in Kew Bulletin 18: 129 (1964)
  • P. Taylor in Mem. N.Y. Bot. Gard. 9: 16 (1954)

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