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|Family: Lentibulariaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Utricularia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Utricularia gibba L.
Habit: Loosely rooted (rarely free-floating) aquatic or creeping in mud. Stem: generally of 1 kind, thread-like, with leaves, few bladders throughout; winter buds 0. Leaf: 2--15 mm, generally 2-parted at base, each part forked again or not, bladders 0(2); ultimate segments 2--6 (8), thread-like. Inflorescence: 1--4-flowered; peduncle < 20 cm, < 0.8 mm diam; pedicel erect in fruit. Flower: corolla 6--15(25) mm, lower lip <= upper, spur +- = lower lip, conic. Fruit: laterally 2-valved. Seed: winged. Chromosomes: 2n=28.
Ecology: Shallow water, mud, mat-forming at surface of deep waters or not; Elevation: 10--2300 m. Bioregional Distribution: n&c CA-FP. Flowering Time: Jul--Sep Note: Plants in NCo, GV possibly are not native there, and may have been spread there by horticulturists or agriculture.
Synonyms: Utricularia biflora Lam.; Utricularia exoleta R. Br.; Utricularia fibrosa Walter
eFlora Treatment Author: Barry A. Rice
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Previous taxon: Utricularia
Next taxon: Utricularia intermedia
Citation for this treatment: Barry A. Rice 2016. Utricularia gibba, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=47599, accessed on October 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 25, 2016.