Utricularia aurea Lour.

    (Bladderwort Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : UTRICULARIA FAMILY
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : LENTIBULARIACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Utricularia fasciculata Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Utricularia aurea Lour.
  • Vernacular name : Bhaturidala (Oria)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Stagnant waters
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills above 1000m on ponds and tanks. Insectivorous
  • Key identification features : Aquatic herb. Thallus submerged, profusely branched with bottle-brush like green branchlets radiating all around. Bladders large, green, turning black with age. Flowers are minute, yellow.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-February
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : West Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Gajapati district, Ganjam district, Cuttack district, Sambalpur district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dharmapuri district
  • Native : Tropical Asia, Australia
  • World Distribution : India, China, Japan to Australia, Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Utricularia aurea. Downloaded on 4 July 2020.

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