Utricularia bifida

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Utricularia bifida


Terrestrial. Inflorescence erect, 5-20 cm long; Ovary ovoid, style short but distinct, stigma lower lip quadrate, de-flexed, upper lip much shorter, entire or bidenticu-late. Capsule broadly elliptic, dorsiventrally compressed, uniformly membranous, 2.5-3 mm long, dehiscing by a single ventral longitudinal slit. Seeds numerous, ± ovoid, c. 0.4 mm long, testa rugose, reticulate, reticulations relatively large, elongate.


Asia-Temperate, Asia-Tropical: India present; Maluku (Maluku absent), Australasia, Japan present, Kangean Is present, Lesser Sunda Is absent
India to China and Japan, Indo-China, Malesia to northern Australia; in Malesia not recorded from the Lesser Sunda Is. (but present in Kangean Is.) or Moluccas, but common elsewhere.


Ridl. 1893 – In: Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond.: 327
STEEN. 1932: Arch. Hydrobiol: 331: f. 8 I
OLIVER 1859 – In: J. Linn. Soc. Lond. Bot.: 182
Merr. 1923 – In: En. Philip.: 466
PELLEGR. 1930 – In: Fl. Gén. I.-C.: 482
HAYATA 1913 – In: Ic. Pl Formos.: 125
Clarke 1884 – In: Fl. Br. Ind.: 332
P. TAYLOR 1968 – In: Dansk Bot. Ark.: 529
Miq. 1860 – In: Fl. Ind. Bat.: 246
LINNÉ 1923 – In: Fl. Mal. Pen.: 492
HAND.-MAZZ. 1936 – In: Symb. Sin.: 872
BACK. & BAKH.F. 1965 – In: Fl. Java: 518