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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Old World to Australia.
Aldrovanda vesiculosa L.

[FZ]

Droseraceae, J. R. Laudon. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

Morphology General Habit
Submerged floating aquatic plant, without roots.
Morphology Stem
Stems simple or branched.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves in whorls, the lamina articulate, reduced in the flowering whorl.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary, axillary, emergent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals and petals 5.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 5-carpellary; styles 5, free, digitately branched at the apex; ovules on 5 parietal placentas.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsules with 5 valves; seeds 6–8, ovoid, black.

Doubtfully present in:

Mozambique

Native to:

Amur, Assam, Bangladesh, Belarus, Botswana, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central European Rus, Chad, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, India, Inner Mongolia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Khabarovsk, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Manchuria, New South Wales, North Caucasus, Northern Territory, Northwest European R, Poland, Primorye, Queensland, Romania, Rwanda, South European Russi, Sudan, Tanzania, Transcaucasus, Ukraine, Western Australia, Yugoslavia, Zambia

Extinct in:

Austria, Baltic States, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Korea, Uzbekistan

Introduced into:

New Jersey, New York, Switzerland, Virginia

Aldrovanda L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl.: 281 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 136 (1754).
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 281(1753)

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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0