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Description

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An annual or perennial, suspended, aquatic plant with terete and sparsely branched filiform stems. Leaves are numerous and divided from the base into 3–6 segments. Inflorescence is a scape bearing 5–12 flowers with white or pale mauve corolla, rarely yellow with purple nerves. Fruit is a globose capsule that contains 4–6-angled seeds.

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Distribution in Egypt

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Nile Valley North of Nubia (Location: Delta).

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Global Distribution

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North, tropical and South Africa, Madagascar, India.

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Habitat

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Rice fields, ditches, pools.

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Life Expectancy

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Annual or perennial.

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Size

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Height: 20-50(-80) cm.

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Distribution

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Old World tropics from W. Africa to Queensland but apparently absent from Malaysia.
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Annotated Checklist of the Flowering Plants of Nepal Vol. 0 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Derivation of specific name

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stellaris: star-shaped
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Utricularia stellaris L.f. Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=152870
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Description

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Aquatic canivorous herb. Stolons up to 1 m × 2.5 mm, internodes 5-20 mm. Leaves numerous, digitately divided into 3-6 primary segments, 1-6 cm long, repeatedly forked again into filiform segments. Traps numerous on the ultimate and penultimate leaf segment, broadly ovoid, shortly stalked, 1-3 mm long. A whorl of inflated floating leaves present on the upper half of the inflorescence peduncle, 0.5-20 mm long, ellipsoid, 2-4 times as long as wide, with a few reduced leaf-segments at the apex. Inflorescence 3-30 cm long, 2-16-flowered. Corolla 2-lipped, 7-10 mm long, yellow, often with reddish lines on the palate; upper lip broadly ovate, 1.5-2 times as long as the upper calyx lobe; spur cylindrical, more or less as long as the lower lip. Fruit a globose capsule, c.5 mm in diameter.
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Utricularia stellaris L.f. Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=152870
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Worldwide distribution

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Widespread in Africa, Madagascar, Mauritius and Comoro Islands, India to Vietnam and northern Australia.
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Utricularia stellaris L.f. Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=152870
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Utricularia stellaris

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Utricularia stellaris is a medium to large sized suspended aquatic carnivorous plant that belongs to the genus Utricularia. U. stellaris is native to Africa, tropical Asia, and northern Australia.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ Taylor, Peter. (1989). The genus Utricularia - a taxonomic monograph. Kew Bulletin Additional Series XIV: London.

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Utricularia stellaris: Brief Summary

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Utricularia stellaris is a medium to large sized suspended aquatic carnivorous plant that belongs to the genus Utricularia. U. stellaris is native to Africa, tropical Asia, and northern Australia.

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