Lentibulariaceae


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Lentibulariaceae

 

(butterworts), a family of insectivorous dicotyledonous plants, including mostly perennial herbs with adaptations usually in the form of small bladders for trapping small invertebrates. The trapped animals are then digested by secreted enzymes and assimilated. The bisexual, irregular flowers are solitary or gathered into racemes or spicate inflorescences. The corolla is bilabiate, with a spur or follicular growth (as seen in the West Indian Biovularia). There are two stamens. The gynoecium has two carpels, and the ovary is superior. The fruit most commonly is a capsule. There are approximately 300 species of Lentibulariaceae, making up five genera. The plants grow primarily in water or on damp soil. They are found almost everywhere in the world. The most extensive genera, Utricularia and Pinguicula, are both found in the USSR.

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h ms T N Lentibulariaceae Pinguicula involuta Ruiz & Pav.
Pattern of prey capture and prey availability among populations of the carnivorous plant Pinguicula moranensis (Lentibulariaceae) along an environmental gradient.
Floristic surveys from mesotrophic and eutrophic environments have reported species from the families Salviniaceae, Cabombaceae, Nymphaeaceae, Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Lentibulariaceae (Matias, Amado, & Nunes, 2003; Henry-Silva, Moura, & Dantas, 2010; Mormul et al., 2010; Rocha & Martins, 2011), which were also found in the Penha reservoir analyzed in this study.
This solution applies to most species of Pinguicula (Lentibulariaceae), in which flowers stand well above the rosette of leaves.
Prey spectra of aquatic Utricularia species (Lentibulariaceae) in northeastern Germany: The role of planktonic algae.
The present paper reports the results of a two-year field experiment on the determinants of fitness responses in Pinguicula vallisneriifolia (Lentibulariaceae) over environmental gradients, considering the importance of light absorption by leaves in relation to prey trapping.
For example, the increase in richness and diversity of species in 2009, mainly due to the increase in annual species of the Cyperaceae and Lentibulariaceae, whereas lower rainfall in 2007 was related, for example, to an increase in annual species of Polygalaceae.
Rico Zona arida Lentibulariaceae Pinguicula calderoniae Zamudio Sierra Madre Oriental Pinguicula elizabethiae Zamudio Rio Moctezuma * Pinguicula martinezii Zamudio Sierra Madre Oriental Pinguicula moctezumae Zamudio & R.
Braun JUNCACEAE Juncus dichotomus Elliott LENTIBULARIACEAE Utricularia foliosa Kam.