Utricularia scandens

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Utricularia scandens

Description

Terrestrial. Inflorescence twining, 3-35 cm long; Ovary ovoid, style short, indistinct, stigma lower lip semi-orbicular, upper lip similar, smaller. Capsule oblong-ovoid, dorsiventrally compressed, membranous, 2-2.5 mm long, dehiscing by a single ventral longitudinal marginally thickened slit. Seeds numerous, broadly ellipsoid or ovoid, c. 0.2 mm long, testa thin, smooth, reticulate, reticulations elongate, hilum lateral, prominent.

Distribution

Aru Is present, Asia-Tropical: India present; Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); New Guinea present, G. Ledang present, Madagascar present, N. Australia present, South Africa present, Tropical Africa present
Tropical Africa, South Africa, Madagascar, India, Indo-China, through Malesia to N. Australia; in Malesia: a single record from Malay Peninsula (G. Ledang) and more widespread in New Guinea and the adjacent Aru Is.

Citation

P. TAYLOR 1968 – In: Dansk Bot. Ark. p 531
SPARE 1940 – In: Mal. Nat. J. p 89
Clarke 1884 – In: Fl. Br. Ind. p 332
GAMBLE 1924 – In: Fl. Madras. p 982
Ridl. 1923 – In: Fl. Mal. Pen. p 493
PELLEGR. 1930 – In: Fl. Gén. I.-C. p 484
PRAIN 1905 – In: J. As. Soc. Beng. p 371
P. TAYLOR 1964 – In: Kew Bull. p 46
OLIVER 1859 – In: J. Linn. Soc. Lond. Bot. p 182
PERRIER 1955 – In: Humbert, Fl. Madag., Lentib. p 19