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.

Taylor, P. (1988). Lentibulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(3) Pages 12 - 13.

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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JSTOR Plant Science: Utricularia arenaria
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Utricularia arenaria
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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 23 October 2016

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