Utricularia hirta

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Utricularia hirta


Terrestrial. Inflorescence erect, 8-30 cm long, ± densely covered throughout (including the calyx and at least the spur of the corolla) with short to long septate hairs; Ovary ovoid, style short but distinct, stigma lower lip orbicular, upper lip much smaller, deltoid. Capsule oblong-ovoid to globose, 1.5-2.5 mm long, firm in texture, opaque, dehiscing by a longitudinal ventral marginally thickened slit. Seeds few, ± globose, c. 0.25 mm long, testa smooth, reticulate, reticulations relatively large, slightly elongate.


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; India present; Thailand (Thailand present), Bako National Park present
India, Indo-China, Thailand and Malesia: Borneo (Bako National Park).


Very similar to U. minutissima (with which it sometimes occurs) but distinguished by its larger size, larger flowers and hairy calyx.


P. TAYLOR 1968 – In: Dansk Bot. Ark. p 531
Clarke 1884 – In: Fl. Br. Ind. p 332
OLIVER 1859 – In: J. Linn. Soc. Lond. Bot. p 183
PELLEGR. 1930 – In: Fl. Gén. I.-C. p 479