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.
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.
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)
of plants
Collection number
Collection location
% ViabilityStorage
19000 (0.46 g)
19000 (0.46 g)
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.