R. Br., Prod. Fl. Nov. Holl. 431 (1810).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Violet bladderwort.
Inflorescence 2.5-10 cm high; leaves tufted, narrowly linear, petiolate, up to 12 mm long, c. 0.5 mm wide; traps minute, rosulate among the leaves; flowers solitary, terminal; pedicels filiform, 1-4 mm long; bracts and bracteoles medifixed, ovate-oblong, c. 1.5 mm long; calyx lobes subequal, orbicular, 1.5-2.5 mm long; corolla violet with a violet streaked yellow patch at the base of the lower lip, 4-8 mm long, the upper lip obovate with the apex 2-lobed, the lower lip much larger, 3-lobed; spur narrowly cylindrical from a broader conical base, obtuse, about twice as long as the lower lip.
capsule globose, 1.5-2 mm diam.; seeds obovoid, c. 0.3 mm long, the testa reticulate.
||Trap medifixed bracts and flower.
Image source: fig. 607E in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Erickson (1968) Plants of prey, pl. 16, 10.
S.Aust.: SE. W.Aust.; Vic.; Tas. (Bass Strait Islands).
Flowering time: Oct. — Nov.
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