Utricularia tortilis Oliv.

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Utricularia tortilis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Utricularia tortilis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Utricularia tortilis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Utricularia tortilis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

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Synonyms: Utricularia gyrans Suess.
Utricularia spiralis Sm. var. tortilis (Oliv.) P. Taylor
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
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.
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Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Occurring in marshy grassland and in shallow soils overlying rock.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1860 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C
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Images last updated: Wednesday 11 November 2009
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 36.

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 23 - 25. (Includes a picture).


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Utricularia tortilis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Utricularia tortilis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Utricularia tortilis
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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: Utricularia tortilis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=152890, retrieved 26 September 2017

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