Utricularia arenaria A.DC.

 
  • Family : LENTIBULARIACEAE
    (Bladderwort Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : UTRICULARIA FAMILY
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Lentibulariaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Utricularia exilis Oliv.; Utricularia kirkii Stapf; Utricularia monophylla Dinter; Utricularia tribracteata Hochst. ex A.Rich.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Utricularia arenaria A.DC.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Marshy grassland and in shallow soils overlying rock
  • Key identification features : 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
  • Distribution :
    • Uttarakhand : Uttarakhand
  • Native : Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Caprivi Strip, Chad, Ethiopia, Free State, Gabon, Ghana, India, Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Suda
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Tropical and South Africa, Madagascar, Central India.
  • Literature :
    • Uniyal B.P., Sharma J.R., Choudhery U., Singh D.K. (2007). Flowering Plants of Uttarakhand: A Checklist. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh: 190
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Utricularia arenaria. Downloaded on 18 June 2024.

India Distribution

World Distribution

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