Pinguicula grandiflora

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaLentibulariaceaePinguiculaPinguicula grandiflora

Ecology

A rosette-forming, insectivorous perennial herb, overwintering as a rootless bud which also functions as a vegetative propagule. It is found on wet rocks, flushed moorland and acidic bogs. 0-855 m (Macgillycuddy`s Reeks, S. Kerry).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Oceanic Temperate element.

© K.J. Walker, BSBI

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 8

Reaction (Ellenberg): 4

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 5.1

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.7

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1270

Height (cm): 8

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Detaching ramets at or below ground

Comment on Clonality

"Strongly clonal from overwintering bulbils (Heslop-Harrison, Biol. Flora 2004)"

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 0

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 74

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000004185

Atlas text references

Atlas (239a)
Meusel H, Jäger E, Rauschert S, Weinert E
1978.  Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 2. 2 vols.
Scully RW
1916.  Flora of County Kerry.