Utricularia aurea

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Utricularia aurea

Description

Aquatic. Inflorescence erect, 5-25 cm long; Ovary globose, glandular, style relatively long, stigma lower lip orbicular, margin hyaline, ciliate, upper lip much shorter, margin glabrous. Capsule globose up to 5 mm long, relatively thick and fleshy, circumscissile, style usually greatly enlarged and elongated, often equalling or exceeding the capsule. Seeds numerous, lenticular-prismatic, 5-angled, 1.5-2 mm wide, very narrowly winged on all the angles, testa thin, obscurely reticulate, reticulations slightly elongate.

Distribution

Asia-Temperate, Asia-Tropical: India present, Australasia, Japan present
India to China and Japan to Australia, throughout Malesia, common and widespread.

Notes

This very common species is very variable in size. The inflated rhizoids at the base of the peduncle () are sometimes very conspicuous but often absent.

Citation

TRIMEN 1895 – In: Handb. Fl. Ceyl. p 267
Ridl. 1900 – In: J. Str. Br. R. As. Soc. p 119
Merr. 1918: Sp. Blanc. p 351
PELLEGR. 1930 – In: Fl. Gén. I.-C. p 471
SANDS 1933 – In: Mal. Agric. J. p 175
STEEN. 1936: Trop. Natuur Jub. no: 123. f. 20
Ridl. 1893 – In: Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. p 327
MELCHIOR 1929 – In: Bot. Jahrb. p 385
Clarke 1884 – In: Fl. Br. Ind. p 329
BACK. & BAKH. f. 1965 – In: Fl. Java. p 517
P. TAYLOR 1968 – In: Dansk Bot. Ark. p 529
Merr. 1935 – In: Trans. Am. Phil. Soc. p 356
FORBES & HEMSL. 1890 – In: J. Linn. Soc. Lond. Bot. p 223
BTH. 1869 – In: Fl. Austr. p 525
Koord. 1912 – In: Exk. Fl. Java. p 204
BOLD. 1916: Zakfl. p 126
Ridl. 1911 – In: J. Str. Br. R. As. Soc. p 144
HEND. 1950 – In: Mal. Nat. J. p 336
OLIVER 1859 – In: J. Linn. Soc. Lond. Bot. p 175
HASSK. 1856 – In: Retzia. p 92
Wall. 1829: Cat. n. 1568
PRAIN 1905 – In: J. As. Soc. Beng. p 368
HASSK. 1855 – In: Retzia. p 92
VAHL 1927 – In: Lingn. Sc. J. p 167
SANTAPAU 1950 – In: J. Bomb. Nat. Hist. Soc. p 218
Merr. 1923 – In: En. Philip. p 466
JACOBSON 1928: p. 112. – In: Trop. Natuur. fig.
Bl. 1826: Bijdr. p 739
Miq. 1859 – In: Fl. Ind. Bat. p 997
HAND.-MAZZ. 1936 – In: Symb. Sin. p 874
Roxb. 1860: Fl. Ind. Bat. p 246
BACK. 1931: Onkr. Suiker. p 633
HEND. 1928 – In: Gard. Bull. S. S. p 295
Ridl. 1923 – In: Fl. Mal. Pen. p 491
BOERL. 1899 – In: Handl. p 560
Merr. 1912: Fl. Manila. p 432
BOERL. 1899 – In: Handl. genus 559
SPARE 1940 – In: Mal. Nat. J. p 88