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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Malawi to N. Mozambique.

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

Morphology General Habit
Terrestrial herb.
Morphology General Rhizoids and Stolons
Rhizoids and stolons numerous from the base of the peduncle.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves few, scattered on the stolons, obovate-spathulate, up to 6 ×1 mm., 1-nerved.
Morphology General Traps
Traps few, stalked, ovoid, c. 0.3 mm. long; mouth lateral with a single reflexed subulate, apically shortly bifid dorsal appendage and 2 much shorter subulate ventral appendages.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence erect, up to 24 cm. tall; peduncle filiform, sparsely covered (as are the bracts, bracteoles, pedicels, calyx and spur of corolla) with multicellular gland-tipped hairs; flowers 3–9, distant; scales few, similar to the bracts; bracts basifixed, ovate with apex subacute, c. 0.7 mm. long; bracteoles basifixed, narrowly oblong, about as long as the bracts; pedicels filiform, spreading at anthesis, deflexed in fruit, up to 7 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx lobes unequal; upper lobe quadrate with apex rounded, c. 2 mm. long; lower lobe about as long, narrowly oblong with apex emarginate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla yellow, c. 8 mm. long; superior lip transversely oblong, 2–3 times as long as the upper calyx lobe; inferior lip transversely elliptic with apex obscurely 3-crenate; palate slightly gibbous, obscurely longitudinally 4–6 ridged; spur straight or slightly curved, subulate, about as long as and widely diverging from the inferior lip.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments linear; anther-thecae subdistinct.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary ovoid, glandular above, style very short, narrowly winged above; stigma inferior lip circular; superior lip much smaller, deltoid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule globose, 1.5–2 mm. long, dehiscing by a ventral, longitudinal, marginally thickened slit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous, ovoid, obscurely reticulate; testa cells elongate, irregular.

Native to:

Malawi, Mozambique

Utricularia podadena P.Taylor appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jackson [1728], Malawi 4884.000 Unknown type material
Jackson, G. [1728], Malawi K000285777 Unknown type material
Jackson, G. [1728], Malawi K000285778 Unknown type material

First published in Kew Bull. 18: 78 (1964)

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
Flora Zambesiaca
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
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/
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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