Lentibulariaceae Rich.
  • Fl. Paris (ed. fol.) 1: 23. 1808. (18 Jan 1808)


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General Information

Herbs, perennial or annual, carnivorous, terrestrial, epiphytic, or aquatic. Roots present or absent. Stems often (Utricularia) modified into rhizoids, stolons, or rhizomes, rarely developed. Traps (bladders) on rhizoids, stolons, or leaves present in Utricularia but absent in Pinguicula. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate or in a basal rosette, simple or variously divided. Inflorescences usually racemes or reduced to a solitary flower; peduncle erect to twining. Flowers ± zygomorphic. Calyx 2-5-lobed or -parted; lobes imbricate, persistent. Corolla gamopetalous, tube short, limb 2-lipped or equally 5-lobed; lower lip entire or 2- or 3(-6)-lobed, lobes imbricate; upper lip entire or 2- or 3-lobed; spur subulate, cylindric, conic, or saccate. Stamens 2, inserted at base of corolla tube, included; filaments linear, short, curved or straight; anthers dorsifixed, ellipsoid; thecae 2, divaricate, confluent or (in Utricularia) sometimes distinct and ± separated by a connective; staminodes absent. Disk absent. Carpels 2, connate; ovary superior, 1-locular; placenta free-central or basal; ovules 2 to numerous, anatropous, somewhat sunken into placenta; style 1 or absent; stigma 2-lipped, upper lip reduced or obsolete. Fruit usually a capsule, loculicidal, circumscissile, or rarely indehiscent. Seeds few, numerous, or rarely 1 per capsule, minute, without endosperm.

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    Morphology

    Seeds without endosperm, sometimes winged

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    Fruit a capsule, usually globose opening by valves or pores, circumscissile or indehiscent

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    Corolla 2-lipped, spurred or saccate

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    Stamens 2, attached at the base of the corolla, filaments often winged; anthers 2-celled, dorsifixed, the cells sometimes confluent

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    Flowers zygomorphic

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    Calyx-lobes 2, 4 or 5

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    Leaves entire or much divided, often bearing traps

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    Inflorescence racemose, bracteate, those of some aquatic species supported on the water by a whorl of modified spongy leaves (floats)

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    Annual or perennial herbs, terrestrial, epiphytic or aquatic, with much modified parts for the capture of small organisms

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    Ovary superior; style usually very short, persistent; stigma unequally 2-lipped

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    Ovules 2—numerous on a free central placenta

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    Herbaceous terrestrial, epiphytic or aquatic plants all with specialized organs for the capture of small organisms

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    Leaves rosulate or scattered on stolons, entire or divided, sometimes polymorphic

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    Roots frequently absent

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    Seeds small or very small, very variously shaped; testa thin or spongy or corky, rarely mucilaginous; embryo undifferentiated

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    Ovary superior, unilocular; carpels 2, median; style simple, usually short or very short, rarely longer and geniculate; stigma more or less bilabiate, the superior lip usually smaller than the inferior or more or less obsolete; placenta free, basal, usually ovoid or globose; ovules usually numerous, sessile, rarely fewer or 2, anatropous

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    Fruit a unilocular capsule, 1-many-seeded, dehiscing by longitudinal slits or by pores or circumscissile or rarely indehiscent

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    Corolla gamopetalous, bilabiate usually spurred, rarely saccate, usually violet or yellow; tube very short; superior lip interior, more or less entire or 2 or rarely more lobed; inferior lip entire or 2–5-lobed, usually with a raised more or less gibbous palate

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    Stamens 2, anticous, inserted at the base of the corolla; filaments usually short, usually curved, rarely longer and geniculate; anthers 2-thecous; thecae diverging, usually more or less confluent, dehiscing by a common slit

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    Flowers hermaphrodite, zygomorphic

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    Calyx deeply 2–4 or 5-partite, almost regular or more or less bilobed or the sepals free to the base, persistent and often accrescent

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    Inflorescence terminal or lateral, peduncled, racemose, bracteate, or solitary, scapose; lowest bracts (scales) usually barren; bracteoles 2 or absent or more or less connate with the bract, usually at the base of the pedicels

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    Corolla gamopetalous, 2-lipped, usually spurred, rarely saccate, usually violet or yellow; tube very short; upper lip interior, entire or ± 2- or rarely more lobed; lower lip entire or 2–5-lobed, usually with a raised ± gibbous palate

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    Stamens 2, anticous, inserted at the base of the corolla; filaments usually short, usually curved, rarely longer and geniculate; anthers 2-thecous; thecae diverging, ± confluent, dehiscing by a common slit

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    Flowers hermaphrodite, zygomorphic

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    Calyx deeply 2–4- or 5-partite, almost regular or ± 2-lobed or the sepals free to the base, persistent and often accrescent

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    Leaves rosulate or scattered on stolons, entire or divided, sometimes polymorphic

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    Inflorescence terminal or lateral, peduncled, racemose, simple or sparingly branched, bracteate; lowest bracts (scales) usually barren; bracteoles 2 or 0 or ± connate with the bract, usually at the base of the pedicels

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    Herbaceous terrestrial, epiphytic or aquatic plants all with specialized organs for the capture of small organisms

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    Roots frequently absent

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    Ovary superior, 1-locular; carpels 2, median; style simple, usually short or very short, rarely longer and geniculate; stigma ± 2-lipped, the upper lip smaller than the lower or ± obsolete; placenta free central or free basal, usually ovoid or globose; ovules usually numerous, sessile, rarely fewer or 2, anatropous

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    Fruit a 1-celled capsule, 2–many-seeded, dehiscing by longitudinal slits or by pores or circumscissile or rarely indehiscent

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    Seeds small or very small, very variously shaped; testa thin or spongy or corky, rarely mucilaginous; endosperm 0; embryo undifferentiated

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