Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Metachlamydeae: Lamiales

Lentibulariaceae - Bladderwort family

Taylor, P. (1988) Lentibulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 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

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

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

Other sources of information about Lentibulariaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Lentibulariaceae
Flora of Caprivi: Lentibulariaceae
Flora of Malawi: Lentibulariaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Lentibulariaceae
Flora of Zambia: Lentibulariaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Lentibulariaceae
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-15

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2015). Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Lentibulariaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=117, retrieved 8 October 2015

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