Utricularia reticulata Smith

 
  • Family : LENTIBULARIACEAE
    (BLADDERWORT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lentibulariaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Utricularia reticulata Sm.
  • Vernacular name : Krishnapoovu, Seetharsu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Paddy fields, ponds and marshy areas
  • Comments / notes : Common in paddy fields, twining on paddy culms or twining around themselves
  • Key identification features : A terrestrial herb. Leaves linear; traps subglobose. Corolla large, bluish-purple
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collection Nos : KFP 12122, CS 7146
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; 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 reticulata. Downloaded on 15 December 2019.

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