Description of the genus
Annual or perennial herbs with short erect stem. Leaves dimporphic: foliage leaves in a basal rosette, petiolate, spathulate to cirular; pitcher leaves (traps) congested on the lower part of the stem, consisting of a stalk ending in a flask-like trap with a tubular mouth and 2 long ribbon-like helically-twisted arms and with inwardly-directed hairs inside. Inflorescences of terminal bracteate racemes. Calyx lobes 5, slightly accrescent. Corolla 2-lipped; upper lip ± erect, entire or 2-lobed; lower lip larger, spurred at base; palate raised. Stamens 2. Fruit a spherical capsule, circumscissile along the equator and sometimes also with two other lines of dehiscence. Seeds numerous, reticulate.
Worldwide: 19 species in tropical America and tropical and S Africa
Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.
Other sources of information about Genlisea:
Our websites:Flora of Malawi
: GenliseaFlora of Mozambique
: GenliseaFlora of Zambia
(electronic Plant Information Center): GenliseaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: GenliseaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for GenliseaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): GenliseaKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Genlisea.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1319, retrieved 29 June 2016