Utricularia limosa

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Utricularia limosa


Terrestrial. Inflorescence erect, up to 25 cm long; Ovary globose, style short, stigma lower lip orbicular, upper lip obsolete. Capsule globose, c. 2 mm long, membranous, dehiscing by a longitudinal ventral marginally thickened slit, the thickened area before dehiscence apically acute, broader and emarginate at the base. Seeds numerous, globose or slightly angular, c. 0.25 mm long, testa thin, coarsely reticulate, reticulation ± isodiametric.


Asia-Tropical: Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); New Guinea present; Thailand (Thailand present), Australasia
Indo-China, Thailand, and Australia; in Malesia: Malay Peninsula and New Guinea.


U. limosa belongs to a small, very distinct group of species, the others in the group being apparently confined to Australia.


SPARE 1940 – In: Mal. Nat. J. p 90
PRAIN 1905 – In: J. As. Soc. Beng. p 372
Clarke 1884 – In: Fl. Br. Ind. p 333
SPECHT 1958 – In: Arnhem Land Exped. p 302
PELLEGR. 1930 – In: Fl. Gén. I.-C. p 484
BTH. 1869 – In: Fl. Austr. p 531
Ridl. 1911 – In: J. Str. Br. R. As. Soc. p 144
OLIVER 1859 – In: J. Linn. Soc. Lond. Bot. p 184
BENJ. 1923 – In: Fl. Mal. Pen. p 493
BOERL. 1899 – In: Handl. genus 559
Ridl. 1893 – In: Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. p 327
Miq. 1859 – In: Fl. Ind. Bat. p 1000