Utricularia lateriflora R.Br.

Tiny Bladderwort

Prodr. 431 (1810) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Terrestrial perennial; stolons to c. 5 cm long. Leaves few, narrow-obovate, to c. 5 cm long, 0.3–0.5 mm wide. Traps numerous on rhizoids, stolons and petioles, ovoid, 0.5–0.7 mm long. Racemes 1–several, 3–30 cm long, mostly 1–5-flowered; sterile bracts often numerous, smaller than fertile bracts; fertile bracts basifixed, ovate, c. 1 mm long; bracteoles linear, longer than bracts; calyx-lobes subequal, elliptic to broad-ovate, c. 2 mm long. Corolla 4–12 mm long, pale lilac, mauve or violet with a white or yellow spot at base of lower lip; upper lip ovate, truncate and deeply emarginate; lower lip larger, c. circular in outline, rounded to retuse; palate with a slightly raised verrucose rim; spur narrow-conical, slightly longer than lower lip. Capsule globose, c. 3 mm diam.; seeds globose, c. 0.25 mm diam. Flowers mostly Oct.–Feb.

EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, GGr, HSF, OtP, OtR, VVP, WaP, WPro. Also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas. Scattered across southern Victoria in heathland on wet, sandy or peaty soils.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Lentibulariaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Lamiales
genus Utricularia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Utricularia lateriflora in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Utricularia lateriflora in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Greater Grampians present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native

State distribution

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Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory