Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Metachlamydeae

Lentibulariaceae - Bladderwort family

Taylor, P. (1988) Lentibulariaceae FZ 8(3)

Description of the family

Carnivorous herbs, usually occurring in wet places, all with specialised organs (traps) for the capture of small organisms. Stipules 0. Leaves rosulate or scattered on stolons, entire or divided. Inflorescence pedunculate, racemose, bracteate, or solitary, scapose. Bracteoles 2 or 0 or ± connate with the bract, usually at base of pedicels. Flowers bisexual, zygomorphic. Calyx 2-4 or 5-partite. Corolla gamopetalous, 2-lipped, usually spurred, usually violet or yellow; tube short; upper lip entire or 2(-more)-lobed; lower lip entire or 2-5-lobed, usually with a raised ± gibbous palate. Stamens 2. Ovary superior, 1-locular, with free-central placentation; carpels 2. Fruit a capsule, 1-many-seeded.

Worldwide: 3 genera and 245 species, cosmopolitan.

Zimbabwe: 2 genera and 19 taxa.

Utricularia arenaria

More sample images from the Lentibulariaceae (Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record)

Utricularia arenaria

Utricularia arenaria

Utricularia stellaris

Utricularia stellaris

Utricularia stellaris

Utricularia stellaris

Utricularia subulata

Utricularia subulata

Utricularia tortilis

Utricularia tortilis

Links to genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

GenusContent
Genlisea A. St.-Hil.Description
Utricularia L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Lentibulariaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Lentibulariaceae
Flora of Zambia: Lentibulariaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Lentibulariaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Lentibulariaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=117, retrieved 31 July 2014

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