Classification
 Subordinate Taxa
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Lentibulariaceae
 Description

Small, carnivorous herbs.  Lvs alternate or in rosettes, often reduced, sometimes dimorphic.  Infl. bracteate, scapose, racemose or fls solitary.  Fls zygomorphic, ☿.  Calyx 2–5-lobed, often 2-lipped, persistent. Corolla 5-lobed, 2-lipped;  upper lip entire or 2-lobed;  lower lip spurred, 2–5-lobed.  Stamens 2, inserted on base of corolla;  anthers 1-celled; staminodes 2, vestigial.  Ovary superior, 1-celled, of 2 united carpels; placentation free-central;  ovules usually numerous, rarely few;  stigma often sessile, 2-lobed.  Fr. a capsule, with dehiscence circumscissile, by 2–4 valves, or irregular.  Seeds usually numerous, non-endospermic, minute;  embryo poorly differentiated.

[From:  Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

 Biostatus
Number of species in New Zealand within Lentibulariaceae
CategoryNumber
Indigenous (Endemic)1
Indigenous (Non-endemic)2
Exotic: Fully Naturalised3
Exotic: Casual3
Total9
 Bibliography
Cronquist, A. 1988: The evolution and classification of flowering plants. The New York Botanic Gardens, New York.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.