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  1. Family: Lentibulariaceae Rich.
    1. Genus: Utricularia L.
      1. Utricularia stellaris L.f.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Africa, Indian Subcontinent to Indo-China, N. Australia.

    [FZ]

    Lentibulariaceae, P. Taylor. Flora Zambesiaca 8:3. 1988

    Habit
    Aquatic herb.
    Stolons
    Stolons up to 1 m. ×2.5 mm., terete, smooth and glabrous; internodes 5–20 mm.
    Leaves
    Leaves very numerous, digitately divided into 3–6 primary segments and usually auricled at the base; primary segments 1–6 cm. long, pinnately divided; rhachis filiform or more or less inflated, up to 2 mm. thick; pinnae repeatedly dichotomously forked; ultimate segments capillary, minutely setulose; auricles more or less deeply divided into ciliate filiform segments.
    Floats
    Floats verticillate or subverticillate on the upper half of the peduncle, 5–7, inflated, ellipsoid, 0.5–2 cm. long, bearing a few reduced leaf-segments at the apex.
    Traps
    Traps usually numerous, lateral near the base of the ultimate and penultimate leaf segments, broadly ovoid, shortly stalked, 1–3 mm. long; mouth lateral, naked or with 2 dorsal short simple or sparsely branched hairs and with a few ventral short simple hairs.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence erect, lateral, 3–30 cm. high; flowers 2–16, more or less congested at anthesis; inflorescence-axis elongating with maturity; filiform, straight, smooth and glabrous; scales absent; bracts basifixed, broadly ovate, 2–3 mm. long; bracteoles absent; pedicels filiform, erect or spreading at anthesis, 1.5–5 mm. long, deflexed or decurved and more or less elongating and thickening in fruit.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes subequal, broadly ovate, decurrent, more or less 3 mm. long at anthesis, up to 5 mm. and reflexed in fruit; upper lobe with apex rounded; lower lobe with apex truncate or emarginate.
    Corolla
    Corolla yellow, usually with reddish lines on the palate, 7–10 mm. long, more or less densely covered externally with glandular hairs; superior lip broadly ovate, 1.5–2 times as long as the upper calyx lobe, with apex truncate or emarginate; inferior lip circular or oblate, truncate, emarginate or 3-crenate; palate raised, bigibbous; spur cylindrical, more or less as long as the inferior tip.
    Stamens
    Filaments linear, dilated above; anther-thecae subdistinct.
    Pistil
    Ovary globose; style short but distinct; stigma inferior lip semi-circular, ciliolate, superior very short or obsolete.
    Fruits
    Capsule globose, circumscissile, more or less 5 mm. in diam. with the style more or less elongated.
    Seeds
    Seeds numerous, prismatic, 4–6 angled, more or less 3 times as wide as high, usually narrowly winged on the angles; testa cells distinct, elongated more or less 0.1 mm. long.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Chad, Comoros, Ethiopia, Free State, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Queensland, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, Western Australia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Utricularia stellaris L.f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 1, 2002 Cheek, M. [9129], Cameroon K000198350
    Sep 1, 2002 Gosline, G. [191], Cameroon K000198349
    Taylor, P. [18002], India 45355.000
    Wild, H. [3802], Zimbabwe 1170.000
    Wild, H. [3801], Zimbabwe 3475.000
    Richards, H.M. [6255], Zambia 4915.000
    Richards, H.M. [9067], Zambia 7010.000
    Richards, H.M. [23303], Tanzania 7617.000
    Bullock, A.A. [2427], Tanzania 3476.000
    Jackson, G. [1725], Malawi 3477.000
    Jackson, G. [1673], Malawi 4916.000
    Richards, H.M. [20062], Tanzania 30577.000
    Richards, H.M. [14739], Botswana 3569.000
    Richards, H.M. [22972], Tanzania 7459.000
    Hepper, F.N. [4615], Sri Lanka 33579.000
    Hepper, F.N. [3693], Senegal 33809.000
    Hepper, F.N. [3666], Senegal 33810.000
    Hepper, F.N. [3776], Mali 33811.000
    Hepper, F.N. [4051], Chad 33812.000
    Hepper, F.N. [5509], Tanzania 34349.000
    Stanfield [160], Nigeria 3570.000
    de Winter, B. [4512] 3568.000
    de Winter, B. [5030], Botswana 3571.000
    Brenan [8597], Nigeria 1171.000
    Bosser, J. [9228], Madagascar 6351.000
    Adams, C.D. [4136], Ghana 1167.000
    Adams, C.D. [4137], Ghana 1168.000
    Adams, C.D., Ghana 3478.000
    Adams, C.D., Ghana 4912.000
    Jones [362], Sierra Leone 6551.000
    Story, R. [4795], Botswana 1172.000
    Duke, B.O.L. [5], Gambia 1169.000
    McClintock, A. [47], Cameroon 1173.000
    Faulkner, H.G. [266], Mozambique 4913.000
    Philcox, D. [8867], Zimbabwe 42685.000
    Bogner, J. [448], India 37211.000
    Deighton [5855], Sierra Leone 3480.000
    Cook, C.O.K. [525], Nigeria 25588.000
    Cook, C.D.K. [512], Nigeria 25594.000
    Brummitt, R.K. [8909], Malawi 25694.084
    Gulma, R. [5009], Nigeria 3481.000
    MacClintock [113], Cameroon 3567.000
    Lock, J.M. [81/230], Sudan 47104.000
    Greenway, M. [10004], Tanzania 4914.000
    Noble [30], Nigeria 4917.000
    Bidgood, S. [5906], Tanzania K000468519
    Cameroon 33814.000
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 6400] K001123781
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 6400] K001123782
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 6400] K001123783
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 6400] K001123784
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 6400] K001123785
    Hess-Wyss, H. [52/176], Angola K001009226
    Hess-Wyss, H. [52/1833], Angola K001009227
    Hess-Wyss, H. [52/1992], Angola K001009228
    Hess-Wyss, H. [52/1930], Angola K001009229

    Bibliography

    First published in Suppl. Pl.: 86 (1782)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Sikarwar, R.L.S. (2014). Angiosperm diversity assessment of Chitrakootthe legendary place of Vindhyan range, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 38: 563-619.
    • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
    • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
    • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Hedberg, I., Kelbessa, E., Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Persson, E. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Diniz, M.A. & Pinto-Basto, M.F. (2006). Check-list da flora vascular do parque natural das Lagos de Cufada (Guiné-Bissau) Garcia de Orta, Série de Botânica 17: 97-141.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lebrun, J.P., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
    • Taylor, P. (1989). The Genus Utricularia: a taxonomic monograph: 1-724. Her Majesty's stationery office, London.
    • Launert, E. (ed.) (1988). Flora Zambesiaca 8(3): 1-118. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1985). Flora du Rwanda 3: 1-729. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
    • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
    • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

    Not accepted by

    • Boulos, L. (2002). Flora of Egypt 3: 1-373. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo. [Cited as Utricularia inflexa.]

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
    • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
    • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
    • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Hedberg, I., Kelbessa, E., Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Persson, E. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Diniz, M.A. & Pinto-Basto, M.F. (2006). Check-list da flora vascular do parque natural das Lagos de Cufada (Guiné-Bissau) Garcia de Orta, Série de Botânica 17: 97-141.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Jones, M. (1991). A checklist of Gambian plants: 1-33. Michael Jones, The Gambia College.
    • Lebrun, J.P., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
    • Taylor, P. (1989). The Genus Utricularia: a taxonomic monograph: 1-724. Her Majesty's stationery office, London.
    • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1985). Flora du Rwanda 3: 1-729. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
    • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTOM, Bangui.
    • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
    • Berhaut, J. (1975). Flore illustrée du Sénégal 4: 1-625. Gouvernement du Sénégal, Ministère du développement rural direction des eaux et forêta, Dakar.
    • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

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