Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Metachlamydeae: Lamiales

Lentibulariaceae - Bladderwort family

Taylor, P. (1988) Lentibulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(3)

Description of the family

Carnivorous herbs, usually occurring in wet places, all with specialised organs (traps) for the capture of small organisms. Stipules 0. Leaves rosulate or scattered on stolons, entire or divided. Inflorescence pedunculate, racemose, bracteate, or solitary, scapose. Bracteoles 2 or 0 or ± connate with the bract, usually at base of pedicels. Flowers bisexual, zygomorphic. Calyx 2-4 or 5-partite. Corolla gamopetalous, 2-lipped, usually spurred, usually violet or yellow; tube short; upper lip entire or 2(-more)-lobed; lower lip entire or 2-5-lobed, usually with a raised ± gibbous palate. Stamens 2. Ovary superior, 1-locular, with free-central placentation; carpels 2. Fruit a capsule, 1-many-seeded.

Worldwide: 3 genera and 245 species, cosmopolitan.

Zambia: 2 genera and 33 taxa.

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GenusContent
Genlisea A. St.-Hil.Description, Image
Utricularia L.Description

Other sources of information about Lentibulariaceae:

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Flora of Botswana: Lentibulariaceae
Flora of Caprivi: Lentibulariaceae
Flora of Malawi: Lentibulariaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Lentibulariaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Lentibulariaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Lentibulariaceae
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Family page: Lentibulariaceae.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=117, retrieved 22 November 2017

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