Carnivorous Angiosperms in India: 1 pdf attached.
eFlora of India is not only showcasing general plants of the Indian subcontinent but it is also rich in specific types of plants like carnivorous angiosperms. I tried to compile a list of carnivorous angiosperms of India and their presence in eFlora of India. As evident in the list attached, nearly half of the Indian carnivorous angiosperms can be seen in our website which I think is the largest collection after the information available at ENVIS center of BSI. As an advantage eFI has multiple images of each species and is also enriched with some exotic carnivorous species.
I request all of you to kindly go through this list for two purposes:
Carnivorous plants, despite their false gruesome stories in varied cultures, fascinate the common man as well as scientists. India sustains a considerable number of carnivorous angiosperm species. Perusal of checklist of flowering plants of India by Botanical Survey of India and other recent literature show that 47 species of carnivorous angiosperms naturally occur in India. These species are listed below and the species shown in eFlora of India are linked with their pages for easy navigation:
- Pinguicula alpina
- Utricularia albocaerulea Dalzell
- Utricularia arcuata Wight
- Utricularia arenariaDC.
- Utricularia aurea
- Utricularia australisBr.
- Utricularia babuiR.Yadav, Dardesai & S.P.Gaikwad
- Utricularia bifida
- Utricularia brachiata
- Utricularia caerulea
- Utricularia ceciliiTaylor
- Utricularia foveolata
- Utricularia furcellata
- Utricularia gibba
- Utricularia graminifollia Vahl
- Utricularia hirta Klein ex Link
- Utricularia inthanonensis Suksathan & J.Parn.
- Utricularia janarthanamiiR.Yadav, Sardesai & S.P.Gaikwad
- Utricularia kamarudeeniiS.A.Kumar & Sindhu Arya
- Utricularia kumaonensis
- Utricularia lazulinaTaylor
- Utricularia malabarica & A.N.Henry
- Utricularia mangshanensisW.Hu
- Utricularia minor
- Utricularia minutissima Vahl
- Utricularia multicaulis
- Utricularia naikiiR.Yadav, Sardesai & S.P.Gaikwad
- Utricularia polygaloides
- Utricularia praeteritaTaylor
- Utricularia pubescens
- Utricularia rectaTaylor
- Utricularia reticulata
- Utricularia sainthomiaBiju, Josekutty, Janarth. & Augustine
- Utricularia scandens
- Utricularia smithiana Wight
- Utricularia stellarisf.
- Utricularia striatula
- Utricularia subramanyamii & A.N.Henry
- Utricularia subulata
- Utricularia sunilii Naveen Kum. & K.M.P.Kumar
- Utricularia uliginosa Vahl
- Utricularia wightiana Taylor
- Nepenthes khasiana Hook. f.
Congratulations for your great efforts, dear Rawat ji, I too documented two Utricularia sps.
Great effort Rawat Ji,
Excellent compilation, Sir