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Annual, perennial herb, carnivorous, of moist or aquatic habitats.
Stem: caudex or stolon, then often with thread-like branches.
Leaf: simple, in rosette, or simple or dissected, emerging from caudex or stolon, with minute, carnivorous bladders ± throughout.
Inflorescence: raceme or 1-flowered, scapose.
Flower: bisexual; calyx lips 2, upper 3-lobed, lower 2-lobed, or lips unlobed; corolla 2-lipped, spurred at base, lower lip flat or arched upward, blocking throat or not; stamens 2, epipetalous; ovary superior, chamber 1, placenta generally free-central; stigma unequally 2-lobed, ± sessile.
Fruit: capsule, round, 2-valved, circumscissile, or irregularly dehiscent.
Seed: generally many, small.
3 genera, 330 species: worldwide, especially tropics. [Rice 2006 Growing Carnivorous Plants. Timber Press] —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
1. Plant of moist habitats, carnivorous by sticky or slimy leaves; leaves in rosette, simple, elliptic to ovate; corolla (pale) blue-violet, center of lower lip white; calyx upper lip 3-lobed, lower lip 2-lobed; inflorescence 1-flowered, scape succulent, bracts 0 ..... PINGUICULA
1' Plant of moist or aquatic habitats, carnivorous by bladders ± throughout; leaves alternate on stolon, simple or generally dissected into narrow segments; corolla yellow, with red-brown streaks or not; calyx upper lip unlobed, lower lip unlobed; inflorescence a raceme or 1-flowered, scape slender or wiry, bracts present ..... UTRICULARIA
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