Utricularia subulata L.

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Utricularia subulata

Photo: Bart Wursten

Utricularia subulata

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Synonyms: Utricularia rendlei Lloyd
Common names:
Status: Native
Slender terrestrial carnivorous herb with very numerous, spherical to ovoid, stalked traps, 0.2-0.5 mm long. Leaves linear, 1-2 cm long, single-veined. Inflorescence erect up to 25 cm long. Corolla 2-lipped, 6-10 mm long, yellow; upper lip broadly ovate, 2-3 × as long as the upper calyx lobe; lower lip deeply 3-lobed; spur subulate, parallel and more or less as long as the lower lip. Fruit a spherical capsule, 1-1.5 mm long.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In wet peaty or sandy soils in grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1800 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Tropical and South Africa, Madagascar, North and South America and India to Australia.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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Endemic status:
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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.


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Flora of Botswana: Utricularia subulata
Flora of Mozambique: Utricularia subulata
Flora of Zambia: Utricularia subulata

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African Plant Database: Utricularia subulata
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Utricularia subulata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Utricularia subulata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Utricularia subulata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Utricularia subulata
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Utricularia subulata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Utricularia subulata
Ispot Southern Africa : Utricularia subulata
JSTOR Plant Science: Utricularia subulata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Utricularia subulata
Tropicos: Utricularia subulata
West African Plants database: Utricularia subulata

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 subulata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=152880, retrieved 24 May 2016

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