Common name: Golden Bladderwort
Utricularia aurea Lour. APNI*
Synonyms: Utricularia flexuosa M.Vahl APNI*
Description: Suspended aquatic perennial herb.
Leaves semicircular in outline, 1–8 cm long, multipinnate with 3–5 primary segments.
Traps on leaves; obliquely ovoid, 1–4 mm long; dimorphic, mouth lateral or basal. Raceme erect, emergent, 5–25 cm long, 5–10-flowered; axis initially short, elongating in fruit; scales absent; bracts basifixed, 1–2 mm long; bracteoles absent. Calyx lobes subequal, ovate, 2–3 mm long, elongating to 9 mm long in fruit. Corolla 10–15 mm long, pale yellow with reddish brown veins, externally sparsely to densely hairy or rarely ± glabrous; spur cylindrical, about as long as the lower lip.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in lakes, pools and swamps, in still or slowly flowing water, north from Kempsey.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. N.T.
Text by R. Rowe & E. A. Brown
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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