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  1. Family: Lentibulariaceae Rich.
    1. Genus: Utricularia L.
      1. Utricularia tortilis Welw. ex Oliv.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa to N. Botswana.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Terrestrial herb.
    Rhizoids and Stolons
    Rhizoids and stolons capillary, numerous from the base of the peduncle.
    Leaves
    Leaves few, usually decayed at anthesis, leaf-opposed on the stolons, linear, up to 2 cm. ×0.5–15 mm., 1–3 nerved.
    Traps
    Traps numerous, globose, shortly stalked, glandular, 0.6–1.0 mm. long; mouth basal, with 2 dorsal simple subulate appendages.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence erect or usually twining, 5–40 cm. high; peduncle filiform, glabrous; flowers 1–6, usually distant; scales few, similar to the bracts; bracts basifixed, broadly ovate, more or less 2 mm. long; bracteoles linear-lanceolate, usually shorter than the bracts; pedicels erect or ascending, 2–15 mm. long, flattened or more or less narrowly winged, usually longer than the fruiting calyx.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes subequal, 3–6 mm. long, with apex of upper acute, of lower minutely bidentate.
    Corolla
    Corolla usually violet with a dark blue, greenish, yellow or white spot in the throat, rarely wholly yellow or white, 5–10 mm. long; superior lip narrowly oblong; inferior lip circular; palate raised; spur subulate, usually curved, acute or rarely obtuse.
    Stamens
    Filaments linear; anther-thecae subdistinct; ovary ovoid; style indistinct; stigma-lips short, truncate, subequal.
    Fruits
    Capsule narrowly ovoid, dehiscing by longitudinal ventral and dorsal slits, capsule-wall of uniform thickness.
    Seeds
    Seeds numerous, globose, 0.3–0.35 mm. in diam.; testa thin, cells distinct, more or less isodiametric.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Utricularia tortilis Welw. ex Oliv. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Tanzania 13013.000
    Tanzania 13014.000
    Sierra Leone 3611.000
    Tanzania 4893.000
    Tanzania 4895.000
    Tanzania 6350.000
    Wild, H. [3782], Zimbabwe 3610.000
    Wild, H. [2507], Zimbabwe 4894.000
    Richards, H.M. [10044], Zambia 1213.000
    Richards, H.M. [5784], Zambia 13020.000
    Richards, H.M. [9934], Zambia 4892.000
    Tweedie, E.M. [2908], Kenya 25487.000
    Tweedie, E.M. [3487], Kenya 30598.000
    Tweedie, E.M. [3587], Kenya 6049.074
    Meikle, R.D. [1092], Nigeria 3902.000
    Fanshawe, D.B. [3194], Zambia 1212.000
    Fanshawe [1101], Zambia 11248.000
    Story [4785], Botswana 1214.000
    Story [4796], Botswana 1215.000
    Watermeyer, A. [163], Tanzania 6348.000
    Baldwin, J.T. [13005], Liberia 13018.000
    Baldwin, J.T. [13036], Liberia 4898.000
    Sturdy, R.G. [8], Uganda 3723.000
    Hess-Wyss, H. [52/2132], Angola K001009296
    Hess-Wyss, H. [52/1834], Angola K001009297
    Hess-Wyss, H. [52/1723], Angola K001009298
    Hess-Wyss, H. [52/2081], Angola K001009299

    Bibliography

    First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 9: 150 (1865)

    Accepted by

    • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
    • 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.
    • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
    • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
    • 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.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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