Genlisea hispidula Stapf

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Genlisea hispidula

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path from Skeleton Pass to Bundi Plain, Chimanimani National Park.

Genlisea hispidula

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path from Skeleton Pass to Bundi Plain, Chimanimani National Park.

Genlisea hispidula

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path from Skeleton Pass to Bundi Plain, Chimanimani National Park.

Genlisea hispidula

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path from Skeleton Pass to Bundi Plain, Chimanimani National Park.

Genlisea hispidula

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path from Skeleton Pass to Bundi Plain, Chimanimani National Park.

Genlisea hispidula

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Circular Drive, Nyanga NP

Genlisea hispidula

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Circular Drive, Nyanga NP

Genlisea hispidula

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Circular Drive, Nyanga NP

Genlisea hispidula

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Circular Drive, Nyanga NP

Genlisea hispidula

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Circular Drive, Nyanga NP

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Status: Native
Description:
Erect terrestrial herb 10-30 cm high. Leaves numerous in a basal rosette, spathulate, 2-4 cm long with a distinct petiole. Traps numerous, colourless, clustered below the leaves. Inflorescence simple or sparsely branched, 3-10 flowered. Calyx with 5 subequal lobes 2-4 mm long. Corolla 2-lipped, 10-15 mm long, violet, blue mauve or pink with a paler often greenish or yellowish spur; rarely all yellow. Upper lip ovate, about twice as long as the calyx lobes; lower lip larger broader than long, 3-lobed; spur more or less cylindrical, obtuse, 1.5-2 times as long as the lower lip, more or less bristly hairy. Fruit a globose to broadly ovoid capsule, 3-4 long, more or less bristly hairy.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: hispidula: minutely rough with stiff hairs (hispidulous)
Habitat: In seepage areas and wet grassland
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 2600 m
Flowering time:Jul - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Nigeria, Cameroon, CAR, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
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Images last updated: Sunday 3 August 2014
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 195. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 18.

Taylor, P. (1988). Lentibulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(3) Pages 40 - 42.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Genlisea hispidula
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Genlisea hispidula
The Plant List (version 1.1): Genlisea hispidula
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Genlisea hispidula.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=152740, retrieved 18 November 2017

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