Seeds of South Australia
Utricularia beaugleholei (Lentibulariaceae)
Beauglehole's Bladderwort
List of species for Utricularia
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Seed collecting:
October to May
Herbarium region:
South Eastern
NRM region:
South East
IBRA regions
Mount Gambier (SVP02)Southern Volcanic Plain
 Regionally Extinct   [possibly extinct]
Bridgewater (NCP01)Naracoorte Coastal Plain
 Regionally Extinct   [possibly extinct]
Glenelg Plain (NCP02) 
 Endangered   (IUCN: EN B2ab(i,ii,iii); D)   (Probable Decline)
Lucindale (NCP03) 
 Endangered   (IUCN: EN B2ab(i,ii,iii); D)   (Probable Decline)   [highly localised around Bool Lagoon]
Lowan Mallee (MDD04)Murray Darling Depression
 Vulnerable   (IUCN: VU D2)   [seasonal; needs fresh water]
Wimmera (MDD05) 
 Data Deficient   [check record]
RSCA map:
Regional Species Conservation Assessments per IBRA subregion. Please click the thumbnail map.
AVH map:
Australian distribution map (external link)
SA Census:
Census of South Australian plants (external link)     [genus Utricularia]
Name derivation:
Utricularia from the Latin 'utriculus' meaning a small bottle or bladder; referring to a small insect trapping sac attached to the underground leaves. Beaugleholei named after Alexander Clifford (Cliff) Beauglehole (1920–2002), an Australian farmer, botanist, plant collector and naturalist.
Distribution:
Found in the South-east in South Australia, growing on sandy or clayey soils around swamp margins or other seasonally wet areas. Also found in New South Wales and Victoria.
Status:
Native. Rare in South Australia. Uncommon in New South Wales. Common in Victoria.
Plant description:
Small terrestrial herbnnial. Leaves few, rosetted and on stolons, narrow-lanceolate to narrow-linear, to 45 mm long and 1.6 mm wide. Inflorescence erect, 1 to several, erect, 35 cm long, with 1–10 dark violet flowers, upper lip obovate, lower lip much larger, hatchet-shaped to reniform, with 4–11 yellow, slightly raised radiating ridges. Flowering September to March.
Fruit type:
Brown globular capsule to 5 mm diameter.
Seed type:
Tiny dark brown ovoid seed to 0.8 mm long and 0.3 mm wide, with a thin mesh-like covering.
Seed collecting:
Collect mature capsules, those turning a brown colour, fat and containing brown seeds. Can collect individual capsules or break off the whole stem.
Seed cleaning:
Place the capsules in a tray and leave to dry for two weeks. Then rub the capsules gently by hand to dislodge the seeds. Use a sieve to separate the unwanted material. Store the seeds with a desiccant such as dried silica beads or dry rice, in an air tight container in a cool and dry place.
Seed viability:
From one collection, the seed viability was high, at 95%.
Seeds stored:
LocationNo. of seeds
(weight grams)
Number
of plants
Date
collected
Collection number
Collection location
Date
stored
% ViabilityStorage
temperature
BGA 
MSB
19000 (0.46 g)
19000 (0.46 g)
200+17-Nov-2009TST848
South Eastern
Jun-201095%+5°C, -18°C
Location: BGA — the seeds are stored at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, MSB — the seeds are stored at the Millennium Seed Bank, Kew, England.
Number of plants: This is the number of plants from which the seeds were collected.
Collection location: The Herbarium of South Australia's region name.
% Viability: Percentage of filled healthy seeds determined by a cut test or x-ray.