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:

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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JSTOR Plant Science: Utricularia tortilis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Utricularia tortilis
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West African Plants database: Utricularia tortilis


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 tortilis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=152890, retrieved 25 September 2016

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