Common name: Small Bladderwort, Tiny Bladderwort
Utricularia lateriflora R.Br. APNI*
Description: Terrestrial perennial herb.
Leaves narrow-oblanceolate, to 5 cm long, 0.3–0.5 mm wide.
Traps on the root-like stems, stolons and petioles; ovoid, 0.5–0.7 mm long; mouth lateral. Raceme erect, solitary or sometimes 2 or more together, 8–20 cm long, 3–5-flowered, flowers 1–3 per bract; scales numerous, similar to bracts but smaller; bracts basifixed, c. 1 mm long; bracteoles longer and narrower than bract. Calyx lobes subequal, elliptic or broad-ovate, c. 2 mm long. Corolla 5–10 mm long, pale lilac to mauve or violet with white or yellow spot at base of lower lip; spur narrow-conical, slightly longer than lower lip.
Flowering: throughout year.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in wet sand or sometimes peaty heathland soils at low altitudes, west to Blue Mtns.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. S.A.
Text by R. Rowe & E. A. Brown
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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