Utricularia baouleensis

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Utricularia baouleensis


Terrestrial. Inflorescence twining, up to 20 cm long; Ovary ovoid, style short, distinct, stigma lower lip orbicular, upper much shorter, truncate. Capsule broadly ovoid, dorsiventrally compressed, membranous, dehiscing by a longitudinal ventral marginally thickened slit. Seeds numerous, ovoid or ellipsoid, c. 0.3 mm long, testa loose, corky, distinctly reticulate, reticulations elongate.


Africa: Mali (Mali present); Mozambique (Mozambique present), Asia-Temperate: Hainan (Hainan present), Asia-Tropical: India present; Philippines (Philippines present); Thailand (Thailand present), Australasia: Queensland (Queensland present), E. Java present, Lampek present, Luzon present, Madagascar present, Madura present, Tropical Africa present
Scattered in tropical Africa from Mali to Mozambique, in Madagascar, India, China (Hainan), Thailand, and Malesia to Queensland; in Malesia: E. Java (Madura: Lampek), Philippines (Luzon).


This extremely widespread and distinct but very inconspicuous species is probably much commoner than the few specimens seen (less than 20) would suggest. Despite the wide geographical range the Queensland examples (and all from intermediate localities) are identical in every respect with those from West Africa.


BAKH.F. 1949 – In: Back., Bekn. Fl. Java, (em. ed.), 8: fam. 194, p. 3
A. CHEV. 1964 – In: Kew Bull.: 69
Merr. 1913 – In: En. Philip.: 467
P. TAYLOR 1963 – In: Hutch. & Dalz., Fl. W. Trop. Afr., ed. 2, 2: 378
Merr. 1912: Fl. Manila: 433
BACK. 1931: Onkr. Suiker.: 635
Clarke 1884 – In: Fl. Br. Ind.: 332
BACK. & BAKH.F. 1965 – In: Fl. Java: 518