R. Br., Prod. Fl. Nov. Holl. 431 (1810).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Small (or tiny) bladderwort.
Leaves inconspicuous, on delicate subterranean stolons, scarcely emerging above the substrate, very narrowly obovate, petiolate, up to 2 cm long, 0.3-0.5 mm wide; traps minute, numerous on the stolons and leaves.
Flowers alternate, 3-5; pedicels filiform, c. 0.5 mm long; bracts and bracteoles basifixed, narrowly ovate, c. 1 mm long; sterile bracts more or less numerous on the peduncle below the lowermost flower and also on the inflorescence axis between those bracts which subtend flowers; calyx lobes subequal, elliptic, c. 2 mm long; corolla pale-lilac to mauve or violet, with a white or yellow spot at the base of the lower lip, 6-10 mm long, the upper lip narrowly oblong with apex truncate or emarginate, the lower lip larger, orbicular; spur narrowly conical, slightly longer than the lower lip, with the apex shortly and acutely 2-dentate.
Capsule globose, c. 3 mm diam.; seeds globose, the testa reticulate.
||Plant, trap and flower.
Image source: fig. 607D in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
||Stolon, trap and flower.
Image source: fig. 607C in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Wet sandy heath.
S.Aust.: SL, KI, SE. Qld; N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas.
Flowering time: Nov. — March.
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