Utricularia tortilis Welw. ex Oliv.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa to N. Botswana.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Terrestrial herb.
Morphology General Rhizoids and Stolons
Rhizoids and stolons capillary, numerous from the base of the peduncle.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves few, usually decayed at anthesis, leaf-opposed on the stolons, linear, up to 2 cm. ×0.5–15 mm., 1–3 nerved.
Morphology General Traps
Traps numerous, globose, shortly stalked, glandular, 0.6–1.0 mm. long; mouth basal, with 2 dorsal simple subulate appendages.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence erect or usually twining, 5–40 cm. high; peduncle filiform, glabrous; flowers 1–6, usually distant; scales few, similar to the bracts; bracts basifixed, broadly ovate, more or less 2 mm. long; bracteoles linear-lanceolate, usually shorter than the bracts; pedicels erect or ascending, 2–15 mm. long, flattened or more or less narrowly winged, usually longer than the fruiting calyx.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes subequal, 3–6 mm. long, with apex of upper acute, of lower minutely bidentate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla usually violet with a dark blue, greenish, yellow or white spot in the throat, rarely wholly yellow or white, 5–10 mm. long; superior lip narrowly oblong; inferior lip circular; palate raised; spur subulate, usually curved, acute or rarely obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments linear; anther-thecae subdistinct; ovary ovoid; style indistinct; stigma-lips short, truncate, subequal.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule narrowly ovoid, dehiscing by longitudinal ventral and dorsal slits, capsule-wall of uniform thickness.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous, globose, 0.3–0.35 mm. in diam.; testa thin, cells distinct, more or less isodiametric.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Utricularia tortilis Welw. ex Oliv. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Fanshawe [1101], Zambia 11248.000 No
Fanshawe, D.B. [3194], Zambia 1212.000 No
Richards, H.M. [10044], Zambia 1213.000 No
Story [4785], Botswana 1214.000 No
Story [4796], Botswana 1215.000 No
Tanzania 13013.000 No
Tanzania 13014.000 No
Baldwin, J.T. [13005], Liberia 13018.000 No
Richards, H.M. [5784], Zambia 13020.000 No
Tweedie, E.M. [2908], Kenya 25487.000 No
Tweedie, E.M. [3487], Kenya 30598.000 No
Wild, H. [3782], Zimbabwe 3610.000 No
Sierra Leone 3611.000 No
Sturdy, R.G. [8], Uganda 3723.000 No
Meikle, R.D. [1092], Nigeria 3902.000 No
Richards, H.M. [9934], Zambia 4892.000 No
Tanzania 4893.000 No
Wild, H. [2507], Zimbabwe 4894.000 No
Tanzania 4895.000 No
Baldwin, J.T. [13036], Liberia 4898.000 No
Tweedie, E.M. [3587], Kenya 6049.074 No
Watermeyer, A. [163], Tanzania 6348.000 No
Tanzania 6350.000 No
Hess-Wyss, H. [52/1834], Angola K001009297 Yes
Hess-Wyss, H. [52/1723], Angola K001009298 Yes
Hess-Wyss, H. [52/2081], Angola K001009299 Yes
Hess-Wyss, H. [52/2132], Angola K001009296 Yes

First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 9: 150 (1865)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Aké Assi, L. (2001). Flore de la Côte-d'Ivoire: catalogue systématique, biogéographie et écologie. I. Boissiera 57: 1-396.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola. Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1988). Flora Zambesiaca 8(3): 1-118. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (eds.) (2020). Flore du Gabon 54: 1-132. Muséum National D'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Taylor, P. (1989). The Genus Utricularia: a taxonomic monograph: 1-724. Her Majesty's stationery office, London.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Aké Assi, L. (2001). Flore de la Côte-d'Ivoire: catalogue systématique, biogéographie et écologie. I. Boissiera 57: 1-396.
  • 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.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola. Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée. Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (eds.) (2020). Flore du Gabon 54: 1-132. Muséum National D'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Taylor, P. (1989). The Genus Utricularia: a taxonomic monograph: 1-724. Her Majesty's stationery office, London.

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