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This species is accepted, and its native range is Central African Republic to Ethiopia and S. Africa, Madagascar.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Terrestrial herb.
Morphology General Rhizoids
Rhizoids and stolons capillary, numerous, fasciculate from the base of the scape.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves numerous but usually decayed at anthesis, branch-opposed on the stolons, linear to narrowly oblanceolate, up to 10 cm. long and 3 mm. wide, 1–7-nerved.
Morphology General Traps
Traps scattered on the stolons and leaves, globose, shortly stalked, glandular, 0.6–1.5 mm. long; mouth basal; upper lip with 2 simple subulate appendages, lower lip with a single laterally compressed appendage.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence erect or twining, 3–35 cm. high; scape filiform, glabrous; flowers 1–8, distant; scales few, similar to the bracts; bracts basifixed, ovate-deltoid, 1.5–2 mm. long, up to 5-nerved; bracteoles linear, shorter than the bract; pedicels erect, narrowly winged, as long as or longer than the fruiting calyx.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes ovate, up to 5 mm. long at anthesis and 10 mm. long in fruit, ± unequal, upper usually larger, acute, obtuse or subacute, lower truncate or shortly bidentate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla yellow, 8–20 mm. long; upper lip ± twice as long as the upper calyx-lobe, narrowly oblong to broadly spathulate, apex rounded, truncate or ± emarginate; lower lip ± orbicular, apex entire, bifid or obscurely 4-crenate; palate conspicuously raised, usually prominently longitudinally 4-ridged; spur subulate, acute, ± as long as the lower lip.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments linear, curved; anther-thecae subdistinct.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary ovoid, dorsiventrally compressed; style short; stigma lower lip rounded, upper lip smaller.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule ovoid, up to 5 mm. long, dehiscing by a longitudinal abaxial slit with thickened margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous, ovoid, 0.6–0.8 mm. long, usually verrucose; testa rather loose and corky, the cells distinct, elongate.
Habitat
Bogs, marshes and seasonally flooded ground by lakes and rivers; 1200–2100 m.
Distribution
K3 T7 T8 Ethiopia to Rhodesia and Angola, South Africa (Transvaal to eastern Cape Province) and Madagascar

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Terrestrial herb.
Morphology General Rhizoids and Stolons
Rhizoids and stolons capillary, numerous, fasciculate from the base of the peduncle.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves numerous but usually decayed at anthesis, branch-opposed on the stolons, linear to narrowly oblanceolate, up to 10 cm. ×3 mm., 1–7-nerved.
Morphology General Traps
Traps scattered on the stolons and leaves, globose, shortly stalked, glandular, 0.6–1.5 mm. long; mouth basal, with 2 dorsal simple subulate appendages and a single, laterally compressed ventral appendage.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence erect or twining, 3–35 cm. high; peduncle filiform, glabrous; flowers 1–8, distant; scales few, similar to the bracts; bracts basifixed, ovate-deltoid, 1.5–2 mm. long, up to 5-nerved; bracteoles linear, shorter than the bract; pedicels erect, narrowly winged, as long as or longer than the fruiting calyx.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx lobes ovate, up to 5 mm. long at anthesis and 10 mm. long in fruit, more or less unequal, upper usually larger, with apex acute, obtuse or subacute, lower truncate or shortly bidentate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla yellow, 8–20 mm. long; superior lip more or less twice as long as the upper calyx lobe, narrowly oblong to broadly spathulate with apex rounded, truncate or more or less emarginate; inferior lip more or less circular, with apex entire, bifid or obscurely 4-crenate; palate conspicuously raised, usually prominently longitudinally 4-ridged; spur subulate, acute, more or less as long as the inferior lip.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments linear, curved; anther-theacae subdistinct.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary ovoid, dorsiventrally compressed; style short; stigma inferior lip rounded, superior lip smaller.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule ovoid, up to 5 mm. long, dehiscing by a longitudinal ventral slit with thickened margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous, ovoid, 0.6–0.8 mm. long, usually verrucose; testa rather loose and corky, the cells distinct, elongate.

Native to:

Angola, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Ethiopia, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Utricularia prehensilis E.Mey. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bosser [14755], Madagascar 12998.000
Richards, H.M. [2166], Zambia 13000.000
Richards, M., Zambia 13001.000
Tanzania 13002.000
Richards, H.M. [2185], Zambia 13003.000
Bruce, E.A. [73], South Africa 13006.000
Letty, C.L. [305], South Africa 13007.000
Watermeyer, A. [162], Tanzania 16290.000
Richards, H.M. [4708], Zambia 16295.000
Bullock, A.A. [2133], Zambia 16296.000
Richards, H.M. [9994], Zambia 16297.000
Richards, M., Zambia 16298.000
Wild, H. [1961], Zimbabwe 16299.000
Richards, H.M. [5152], Zambia 16301.000
Richards, H.M. [4995], Zambia 16302.000
Richards, H.M. [5702], Zambia 16303.000
Gore-Brown, L. [36], Zambia 1650.000
Napper [908], Tanzania 1651.000
Milne-Redhead, E. [3574], Zambia 1652.000
Richards, H.M. [5970], Zambia 1653.000
Brummitt, R.K. [10172], Malawi 25694.069
Williamson [583], Zambia 30582.000
Zambia 30595.000
Tweedie, E.M. [3068], Kenya 30597.000
Bosser, J. [13928], Madagascar 3859.000
Gore Brown, L. [100], Zambia 3860.000
Richards, H.M. [8931], Zambia 3861.000
Leistner, O.A. [188], South Africa 3864.000
Richards, H.M. [9323], Zambia 3865.000
Wild, H. [3779], Zimbabwe 3866.000
Richards, H.M. [7879], Tanzania 3867.000
Richards, H.M. [6135], Zambia 3868.000
Milne-Redhead, E. [4531], Zambia 3869.000
Richards, M., Zambia 3870.000
Richards, H.M. [2073], Zambia 3871.000
Berg, N., South Africa 3872.000
Polhill, R. [1507], Tanzania 4886.000
Richards, M., Zambia 6337.000
Tanzania 6338.000
Richards, H.M. [22659], Malawi 7585.000
Drege [4839], South Africa K000430302
Hildebrandt, J.M. [3726], Madagascar K000430316
Bidgood, S. [5216], Tanzania K000190444
Welwitsch [261], Angola K000430229 Unknown type material
Gossweiler, J. [1092], Angola K001009294
Baum, H. [691a], Angola K001009293
Bidgood, S. [5731], Tanzania K000468693
Baron, R. [5483], Madagascar K000430315
Baum, H. [303], Angola K001009291
Hess-Wyss, H. [52/185], Angola K001009286
Hess-Wyss, H. [52/1811], Angola K001009289
Hess-Wyss, H. [52/297], Angola K001009285
Hess-Wyss, H. [51/186], Angola K001009288
Hess-Wyss, H. [52/1517], Angola K001009287
Faulkner, H.G. [A259], Angola K001009292
Parker, G.W. [s.n.], Madagascar K000430314 Unknown type material
Stopp, K. [BO231], Angola K001009290

First published in Comm. Pl. Afr. Austr.: 282 (1838)

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
  • 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.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1988). Flora Zambesiaca 8(3): 1-118. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
  • Taylor, P. (1989). The Genus Utricularia: a taxonomic monograph: 1-724. Her Majesty's stationery office, London.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • E. Mey., Comm. Pl. Afr. Austr.: 282 (1837).
  • P. Taylor in Fl. Afr. Centr., Lentib.: 10, t. 2 (1972).
  • P. Taylor in Kew Bulletin 18: 53 (1964)
  • Stapf in Flora of Tropical Africa 4 (2): 480 (1906).

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