1. Family: Lentibulariaceae Rich.
    1. Genus: Utricularia L.
      1. Utricularia stellaris L.f.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Africa, Indian Subcontinent to Indo-China, N. Australia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Aquatic herb.
    Stolons
    Stolons up to 1 m. ×2.5 mm., terete, smooth and glabrous; internodes 5–20 mm.
    Leaves
    Leaves very numerous, digitately divided into 3–6 primary segments and usually auricled at the base; primary segments 1–6 cm. long, pinnately divided; rhachis filiform or more or less inflated, up to 2 mm. thick; pinnae repeatedly dichotomously forked; ultimate segments capillary, minutely setulose; auricles more or less deeply divided into ciliate filiform segments.
    Floats
    Floats verticillate or subverticillate on the upper half of the peduncle, 5–7, inflated, ellipsoid, 0.5–2 cm. long, bearing a few reduced leaf-segments at the apex.
    Traps
    Traps usually numerous, lateral near the base of the ultimate and penultimate leaf segments, broadly ovoid, shortly stalked, 1–3 mm. long; mouth lateral, naked or with 2 dorsal short simple or sparsely branched hairs and with a few ventral short simple hairs.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence erect, lateral, 3–30 cm. high; flowers 2–16, more or less congested at anthesis; inflorescence-axis elongating with maturity; filiform, straight, smooth and glabrous; scales absent; bracts basifixed, broadly ovate, 2–3 mm. long; bracteoles absent; pedicels filiform, erect or spreading at anthesis, 1.5–5 mm. long, deflexed or decurved and more or less elongating and thickening in fruit.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes subequal, broadly ovate, decurrent, more or less 3 mm. long at anthesis, up to 5 mm. and reflexed in fruit; upper lobe with apex rounded; lower lobe with apex truncate or emarginate.
    Corolla
    Corolla yellow, usually with reddish lines on the palate, 7–10 mm. long, more or less densely covered externally with glandular hairs; superior lip broadly ovate, 1.5–2 times as long as the upper calyx lobe, with apex truncate or emarginate; inferior lip circular or oblate, truncate, emarginate or 3-crenate; palate raised, bigibbous; spur cylindrical, more or less as long as the inferior tip.
    Stamens
    Filaments linear, dilated above; anther-thecae subdistinct.
    Pistil
    Ovary globose; style short but distinct; stigma inferior lip semi-circular, ciliolate, superior very short or obsolete.
    Fruits
    Capsule globose, circumscissile, more or less 5 mm. in diam. with the style more or less elongated.
    Seeds
    Seeds numerous, prismatic, 4–6 angled, more or less 3 times as wide as high, usually narrowly winged on the angles; testa cells distinct, elongated more or less 0.1 mm. long.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Chad, Comoros, Ethiopia, Free State, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Queensland, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, Western Australia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Utricularia stellaris L.f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 1, 2002 Cheek, M. [9129], Cameroon K000198350
    Sep 1, 2002 Gosline, G. [191], Cameroon K000198349
    Taylor, P. [18002], India 45355.000
    Wild, H. [3802], Zimbabwe 1170.000
    Wild, H. [3801], Zimbabwe 3475.000
    Richards, H.M. [6255], Zambia 4915.000
    Richards, H.M. [9067], Zambia 7010.000
    Richards, H.M. [23303], Tanzania 7617.000
    Bullock, A.A. [2427], Tanzania 3476.000
    Jackson, G. [1725], Malawi 3477.000
    Jackson, G. [1673], Malawi 4916.000
    Richards, H.M. [20062], Tanzania 30577.000
    Richards, H.M. [14739], Botswana 3569.000
    Richards, H.M. [22972], Tanzania 7459.000
    Hepper, F.N. [4615], Sri Lanka 33579.000
    Hepper, F.N. [3693], Senegal 33809.000
    Hepper, F.N. [3666], Senegal 33810.000
    Hepper, F.N. [3776], Mali 33811.000
    Hepper, F.N. [4051], Chad 33812.000
    Hepper, F.N. [5509], Tanzania 34349.000
    Stanfield [160], Nigeria 3570.000
    de Winter, B. [4512] 3568.000
    de Winter, B. [5030], Botswana 3571.000
    Brenan [8597], Nigeria 1171.000
    Bosser, J. [9228], Madagascar 6351.000
    Adams, C.D. [4136], Ghana 1167.000
    Adams, C.D. [4137], Ghana 1168.000
    Adams, C.D., Ghana 3478.000
    Adams, C.D., Ghana 4912.000
    Jones [362], Sierra Leone 6551.000
    Story, R. [4795], Botswana 1172.000
    Duke, B.O.L. [5], Gambia 1169.000
    McClintock, A. [47], Cameroon 1173.000
    Faulkner, H.G. [266], Mozambique 4913.000
    Philcox, D. [8867], Zimbabwe 42685.000
    Bogner, J. [448], India 37211.000
    Deighton [5855], Sierra Leone 3480.000
    Cook, C.O.K. [525], Nigeria 25588.000
    Cook, C.D.K. [512], Nigeria 25594.000
    Brummitt, R.K. [8909], Malawi 25694.084
    Gulma, R. [5009], Nigeria 3481.000
    MacClintock [113], Cameroon 3567.000
    Lock, J.M. [81/230], Sudan 47104.000
    Greenway, M. [10004], Tanzania 4914.000
    Noble [30], Nigeria 4917.000
    Bidgood, S. [5906], Tanzania K000468519
    Cameroon 33814.000
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 6400] K001123781
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 6400] K001123782
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 6400] K001123783
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 6400] K001123784
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 6400] K001123785
    Hess-Wyss, H. [52/176], Angola K001009226
    Hess-Wyss, H. [52/1833], Angola K001009227
    Hess-Wyss, H. [52/1992], Angola K001009228
    Hess-Wyss, H. [52/1930], Angola K001009229

    First published in Suppl. Pl.: 86 (1782)

    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.
    • Sikarwar, R.L.S. (2014). Angiosperm diversity assessment of Chitrakootthe legendary place of Vindhyan range, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 38: 563-619.
    • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
    • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
    • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
    • 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.
    • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Diniz, M.A. & Pinto-Basto, M.F. (2006). Check-list da flora vascular do parque natural das Lagos de Cufada (Guiné-Bissau) Garcia de Orta, Série de Botânica 17: 97-141.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lebrun, J.P., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
    • 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.
    • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1985). Flora du Rwanda 3: 1-729. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
    • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
    • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

    Not accepted by

    • Boulos, L. (2002). Flora of Egypt 3: 1-373. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo. [Cited as Utricularia inflexa.]

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    • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
    • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
    • 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.
    • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Diniz, M.A. & Pinto-Basto, M.F. (2006). Check-list da flora vascular do parque natural das Lagos de Cufada (Guiné-Bissau) Garcia de Orta, Série de Botânica 17: 97-141.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
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