7899.000 Genlisea A. St.-Hil.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs with short erect stem. Leaves dimporphic: foliage leaves in a basal rosette, petiolate, spathulate to cirular; pitcher leaves (traps) congested on the lower part of the stem, consisting of a stalk ending in a flask-like trap with a tubular mouth and 2 long ribbon-like helically-twisted arms and with inwardly-directed hairs inside. Inflorescences of terminal bracteate racemes. Calyx lobes 5, slightly accrescent. Corolla 2-lipped; upper lip ± erect, entire or 2-lobed; lower lip larger, spurred at base; palate raised. Stamens 2. Fruit a spherical capsule, circumscissile along the equator and sometimes also with two other lines of dehiscence. Seeds numerous, reticulate.

Worldwide: 19 species in tropical America and tropical and South Africa

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Genlisea hispidula

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
africana Oliv.W,C
hispidula StapfC,EDescription, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Genlisea
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Genlisea
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Wikipedia: Genlisea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Genlisea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Genlisea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Genlisea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1319, retrieved 4 December 2022

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