Utricularia gibba

Utricularia gibba L.

Common Names

حمول (حَمول) (Arabic)

Languages: English

Ecology and Distribution

Global Distribution

Portugal, Spain, North and tropical Africa, Madagascar, tropical Asia, northern Australia, New Zealand.

Distribution in Egypt

Libyan Desert Oases, Nubian Desert Oases.


Ditches and springs.

Life Expectancy

Annual or perennial.


  • Utricularia exoleta R. Br. (synonym)
  • Utricularia gibba L. subsp. exoleta (R. Br.) P. Taylor (synonym)


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