Utricularia arenaria A.DC.

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Utricularia arenaria

Photo: Bart Wursten

Utricularia arenaria

Photo: Bart Wursten

Utricularia arenaria

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Common names:
Status: Native
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.
Derivation of specific name: arenaria: of sandy places
Habitat: In marshy grassland and in shallow soils overlying rock.
Altitude range: Up to 2400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Tropical and South Africa, Madagascar and India.
Malawi distribution: C
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 36.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 58.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 80.

Taylor, P. (1988). Lentibulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(3) Pages 12 - 13.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 216.

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Flora of Botswana: Utricularia arenaria
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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Utricularia arenaria
Flora of Mozambique: Utricularia arenaria
Flora of Zambia: Utricularia arenaria
Flora of Zimbabwe: Utricularia arenaria

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Utricularia arenaria
African Plant Database: Utricularia arenaria
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Utricularia arenaria
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Utricularia arenaria
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Utricularia arenaria
JSTOR Plant Science: Utricularia arenaria
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Utricularia arenaria
Plants of the World Online: Utricularia arenaria
Tropicos: Utricularia arenaria
Wikipedia: Utricularia arenaria

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Utricularia arenaria.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=152760, retrieved 22 July 2024

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