Utricularia arenaria A.DC.

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Utricularia arenaria

Photo: Bart Wursten

Utricularia arenaria

Photo: Bart Wursten

Utricularia arenaria

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Status: Native
Small terrestrial carnivorous herb with numerous, ovoid, stalked traps. Leaves scattered on the stolons, linear-oblanceolate to spathulate, 2-15 mm long, single-veined. Flowers in 1-5-flowered erect inflorescences. Corolla 2-lipped, 3-7 mm long, white to lilac with a yellow spot on the palate; upper lip narrowly oblong, c. 1.5 × as long as the upper calyx lobe; spur conical-subulate, more or less twice as long as the lower lip. Fruit a spherical capsule, 1.5-2.5 mm in diameter.
Derivation of specific name: arenaria: of sandy places
Habitat: In marshy grassland and in shallow soils overlying rock.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 2400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Tropical and South Africa, Madagascar and India.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Wednesday 11 November 2009

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 80.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 216.


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African Plant Database: Utricularia arenaria
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Ispot Southern Africa : Utricularia arenaria
JSTOR Plant Science: Utricularia arenaria
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Utricularia arenaria
Tropicos: Utricularia arenaria
West African Plants database: Utricularia arenaria

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Utricularia arenaria.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=152760, retrieved 25 June 2016

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