Pinguicula lusitanica

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaLentibulariaceaePinguiculaPinguicula lusitanica

Ecology

An insectivorous perennial herb which retains its insect-trapping leaves through the winter. It grows on damp bare peat and at the bases of grass, rush or sedge tussocks beside moorland rills, drainage ditches on former bogs, acidic flushes and wet heaths, often in places trampled by livestock or deer. 0-490 m (Dartmoor, S. Devon, and the Mourne Mountains, Co. Down).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Oceanic Temperate element.

© G. Toone, IWNHAS

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 8

Reaction (Ellenberg): 4

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.9

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 13.7

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1475

Height (cm): 3

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 500

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 309

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: -0.83

Weighted Changed Factor: 23

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

31

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000004182