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  1. Family: Lentibulariaceae Rich.
    1. Genus: Utricularia L.
      1. Utricularia striatula Sm.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa, S. Arabian Peninsula Tropical & Subtropical Asia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Epiphytic herb.
    Rhizoids and Stolons
    Rhizoids and stolons capillary, numerous from the base of the peduncle.
    Leaves
    Leaves numerous and conspicuous at anthesis, rosulate at the peduncle base and scattered on the stolons, obovate to reniform, petiolate, 3–10 mm. 1–6 mm.
    Traps
    Traps numerous, globose or ovoid, 0.6–0.8 mm. long, stalked; mouth lateral, with a deeply bifid dorsal appendage, densely covered with glandular hairs.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence erect, straight, 1–15 cm. high; peduncle capillary, glabrous; flowers 1–10, distant; scales few, similar to the bracts; bracts medifixed, lanceolate, 1.5–2 mm. long; bracteoles similar to the bracts but smaller; pedicels capillary, 2–6 mm. long, spreading or sometimes deflexed in fruit.
    Calyx
    Calyx lobes very unequal and accrescent; upper lobe circular-obcordate, with apex emarginate, 1.5–2.5 mm. long at anthesis; lower lobe ovate-oblong, more or less half as long as the upper.
    Corolla
    Corolla white or mauve with a yellow spot on the throat, 3–6 mm. long or sometimes much reduced (cleistogamous); superior lip minute, much shorter than the upper calyx lobe, very shortly 2-lobed; inferior lip circular in outline, 3–10 mm. long, more or less regularly 5-lobed; palate slightly raised; spur subulate, curved or straight, more or less as long as the inferior lip.
    Stamens
    Filaments filiform; anther-thecae subdistinct.
    Pistil
    Ovary globose, adnate to the base of the upper calyx lobe; style short; stigma inferior lip semicircular, superior lip obsolete.
    Fruits
    Capsule globose, obliquely dorsiventrally compressed, carinate on the ventral surface, dehiscing by a longitudinal ventral slit.
    Seeds
    Seeds numerous, ovoid, 0.25 mm. long, covered with short glochidiate processes.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Epiphytic herb.
    Rhizoids
    Rhizoids and stolons capillary, numerous from base of the scape.
    Leaves
    Leaves numerous and conspicuous at anthesis, rosulate at the scape-base and scattered on the stolons, obovate to reniform, petiolate, 3–10 mm. total length, the lamina 1–6 mm. wide.
    Traps
    Traps numerous, globose or ovoid, 0.6–0.8 mm. long, stalked; mouth lateral; upper lip shortly projecting with 2 divergent appendages densely covered with glandular hairs.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence erect, straight, 1–15 cm. high; scape capillary, glabrous; flowers 1–10, distant; scales few, similar to the bracts; bracts medifixed, lanceolate, 1.5–2 mm. long; bracteoles similar to the bracts but smaller; pedicels capillary, 2–6 mm. long, spreading or sometimes reflexed in fruit.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes very unequal and accrescent; upper lobe orbicular-obcordate, apex emarginate, 1.5–2.5 mm. long at anthesis; lower lobe ovate-oblong, ± half as long as the upper.
    Corolla
    Corolla white or mauve with a yellow spot on the throat, 3–6 mm. long or sometimes much reduced (cleistogamous); upper lip minute, much shorter than the upper calyx-lobe, very shortly 2-lobed; lower lip orbicular in outline, 3–10 mm. long, ± regularly 5-lobed; palate slightly raised; spur subulate, curved or straight, ± as long as the lower lip.
    Stamens
    Filaments filiform; anther-thecae subdistinct.
    Pistil
    Ovary globose, adnate to the base of the upper calyx-lobe; style short; stigma lower lip semi-orbicular, upper lip obsolete.
    Fruits
    Capsule globose, obliquely dorsiventrally compressed, carinate on the abaxial surface, dehiscing by a longitudinal abaxial slit.
    Seeds
    Seeds numerous, ovoid, 0.25 mm. long, covered with short glochidiate processes.
    Habitat
    Wet rocks and tree-trunks among mosses; 1500–2250 m.
    Distribution
    T4 T6 T7 U3 Guinée to Zambia and Angola, but apparently absent from Zaire and Madagascar, widespread in tropical Asia to New Guinea
    [FWTA]

    Lentibulariaceae, P. Taylor. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

    Habit
    A delicate epiphyte of mossy trees or rocks
    Leaves
    Numerous orbicular-spathulate leaves
    Flowers
    Small pink or white flowers; very unequal calyx-lobes
    Seeds
    Glochidiate seeds.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Nigeria, Oman, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Socotra, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zaïre

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Utricularia striatula Sm. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 1, 2008 Cheek, M. [13609], Cameroon K000580313
    Dec 22, 2005 Mayar, U.W. [414], Irian Jaya K000223720
    Jun 1, 2004 Pollard, B.J. [527], Cameroon K000683300
    Sep 1, 2002 Cheek, M. [9000], Cameroon K000198345
    Sep 1, 2002 Cheek, M. [9617], Cameroon K000198351
    Dec 1, 2000 Pollard, B.J. [271], Cameroon K000338867
    Jan 1, 1994 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [820], Cameroon K000008803
    Oct 1, 1993 Lane, P. [81], Cameroon K000008804
    Oct 1, 1993 Cable, S. [63], Cameroon K000008802
    Jun 1, 1976 Wilford, C. [92], Hong Kong K000779511
    Jun 1, 1976 Harland [307], Hong Kong K000779512 Unknown type material
    Sierra Leone 13015.000
    New Guinea 23855.000
    India 31651.000
    Sierra Leone 3873.000
    Sierra Leone 3876.000
    Sierra Leone 3879.000
    Tanzania 48560.000
    Milne-Redhead, E. [5154], Sierra Leone 13021.000
    Taylor, P. [18100], India 42701.000
    Taylor, P. [18004], India 42702.000
    Taylor, P. [18015], India 42706.000
    Taylor, P. [18013], India 45343.000
    Taylor, P. [18014], India 45362.000
    Taylor, P. [18007], India 45364.000
    Keay, R.W.J. [37380], Cameroon 3874.000
    Keay, R.W.J. [F.H.I 28541], Cameroon 3880.000
    Keay, R.W.J. [FHI 28541], Cameroon K000028918
    Keay, R.W.J. [FHI 37380], Cameroon K000028919
    Barnes, E. [s.n.], India 30552.000
    Richards, H.M. [9586], Zambia 3882.000
    Harley, W.J. [1847], Liberia 1656.000
    Deighton, F.C. [2071], Sierra Leone 13022.000
    Cruttwell, N.E.G. [133], Papua New Guinea 3906.000
    Burtt, B.L. [B. 2323], Malaysia 38130.000
    Hepper, F.N. [4561], Sri Lanka 33550.000
    Hepper, F.N. [4700], Sri Lanka 33557.000
    Hepper, F.N. [4413], Sri Lanka 33568.000
    Hepper, F.N. [4417], Sri Lanka 33607.000
    Hepper, F.N. [1477], Cameroon 4899.000
    Brenan [9253], Nigeria 1658.000
    Jones, T.S. [293], Sierra Leone 13019.000
    Jones, T.S. [236], Sierra Leone 13024.000
    Jones, T.S. [233], Sierra Leone 13025.000
    Jones, T.S. [234], Sierra Leone 1655.000
    Baldwin, J.T., Liberia 13023.000
    Lind, E. [475], Uganda 3875.000
    Harley [2073], Liberia 13016.000
    Newbould, J. [4359], Tanzania 3615.000
    Sands, M.J.S. [1246], Papua New Guinea 3360.043
    Melville [641], Equatorial Guinea 6346.000
    Cruttwell, N.E.A. [201], Papua New Guinea 1657.000
    Grey-Wilson, C. [4411], Nepal 47102.000
    Mann, G. [1964], Cameroon K000028920
    Allen, E.F., Borneo 6342.000
    Cribb, P. [29], Malaysia 39298.000
    Darbyshire, P. [8292], New Guinea 26904.000
    Raynal, J. [16843], New Guinea 33506.000
    Tiagi, B., India 27247.000
    Newman, I.V. [34], Sri Lanka 27440.000
    Larsen [1850], Thailand 28618.000
    Kairo, A. [NGF 24380], New Guinea 36052.000
    Thorold, T.F. [84B], Equatorial Guinea 3877.000
    Balgooy, V. [3615], Indonesia 42576.000
    van Balgooy, M.M.J. [5642], Indonesia 51167.000
    Loher, A. [1565], Philippines K000779880
    Dundas, J. [0 s.n.], Cameroon K000028917
    Garret, H.B.G. [80], Thailand K000096627 holotype
    Garret, H.B.G. [80], Thailand K000096626 holotype
    Dundas J. [15307], Cameroon K000028916
    Elmer, A.D.E. [6416], Philippines K000779879
    Cumming [1651], Philippines K000779881
    Daramola, B. O. [FHI 43208], Cameroon K000028921
    Feb 8, 1983 Wight [72], India Utricularia glochidiata K000779767 holotype
    s.coll. [510], Sri Lanka Utricularia glochidiata K000779768

    Bibliography

    First published in A.Rees, Cycl. 37: n.º 17 (1818)

    Accepted by

    • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
    • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
    • Lekhak, M.M. & Yadav, S.R. (2012). Herbacious vegetation of threatened high altitude lateritic plateau ecosystems of Western Ghats, southwestern Maharashtra, India Rheedea 22: 39-61.
    • Figueiredo, E., Paiva, J., Stévart, T., Oliveira, F. & Smith, G.F. (2011). Annotated catalogue of the flowering plants of São Tomé and Príncipe Bothalia 41: 41-82.
    • Wu, Z., Raven, P.H. & Hong, D. (eds.) (2011). Flora of China 19: 1-884. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • 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.
    • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
    • Aké Assi, L. (2001). Flore de la Côte-d'Ivoire: catalogue systématique, biogéographie et écologie. I Boissiera 57: 1-396.
    • 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

    Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • F.W.T.A., ed. 1, 2: 234, partly (excl. syn. U. peltatifolia A. Chev. & Pellgr.).
    • Pellegr. in Bull. Soc. Bot. Fr. 61: 18
    • F.T.A. 4, 2: 486
    • in Rees Cyclop. 37: No. 17 (1810)

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
    • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
    • Lekhak, M.M. & Yadav, S.R. (2012). Herbacious vegetation of threatened high altitude lateritic plateau ecosystems of Western Ghats, southwestern Maharashtra, India Rheedea 22: 39-61.
    • Figueiredo, E., Paiva, J., Stévart, T., Oliveira, F. & Smith, G.F. (2011). Annotated catalogue of the flowering plants of São Tomé and Príncipe Bothalia 41: 41-82.
    • Wu, Z., Raven, P.H. & Hong, D. (eds.) (2011). Flora of China 19: 1-884. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
    • Pandey, R.P. & Dilwakar, P.G. (2008). An integrated check-list flora of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 32: 403-500.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
    • Aké Assi, L. (2001). Flore de la Côte-d'Ivoire: catalogue systématique, biogéographie et écologie. I Boissiera 57: 1-396.
    • 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.: 32, t. 9 (1972).
    • P. Taylor in Kew Bulletin 18: 91 (1964)
    • P. Taylor in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 2: 378 (1963)
    • Stapf in Flora of Tropical Africa 4 (2): 486 (1906).
    • Sm. in Rees, Cycl. 37, No. 17 (1819).

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