Flora of China
  FOC Vol.19 (2011)              | Family List  Lentibulariaceae  PDF Pinguicula  PDF   | Link Font:+ Big | - Small
   1. Pinguicula  Linnaeus Sp. Pl. 1: 17. 1753.
捕虫堇属   bu chong jin shu


Herbs, perennial [or annual], terrestrial [epilithic or epiphytic], rhizomatous, without rhizoids, stolons, or traps. Roots fibrous. Leaves in a basal rosette, simple, petiolate or sessile, soft and fleshy; leaf blade adaxially usually with numerous viscid glands, veins pinnate, margin entire and usually involute. Inflorescences with a solitary flower, rarely a 2- or 3-flowered raceme, without scales, bracts, or bracteoles. Calyx 2-lipped; lower lip 2-lobed; upper lip 3-lobed. Corolla open at throat, palate of lower lip not raised; lower lip larger than upper lip, spurred, 3-lobed, middle lobe larger; upper lip 2-lobed. Capsule loculicidal, opening by 2 valves. Seeds many per capsule.

About 55 species; N temperate regions, most diverse in Central America, extending S to Patagonia; two species in China.

1Roots 0.4-1 mm thick; leaf blade 1-4 cm; pedicel and calyx glabrous; corolla 9-20 mm, white but spur yellowish.1  P. alpina    高山捕虫堇
+Roots 0.1-0.2 mm thick; leaf blade 0.5-1 cm; pedicel and calyx glandular pilose; corolla 6-9 mm, pale violet including spur.2  P. villosa    北捕虫堇
   Lower Taxon
  • Pinguicula alpina  Linnaeus  高山捕虫堇
  • Pinguicula villosa  Linnaeus  北捕虫堇