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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.

1 Roots 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
+ 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

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