Utricularia uxoris

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Utricularia uxoris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lentibulariaceae
Genus: Utricularia
Subgenus: Utricularia
Section: Orchidioides
Species: U. uxoris
Binomial name
Utricularia uxoris

Utricularia uxoris is a small epiphytic carnivorous plant in the genus Utricularia that is endemic to Costa Rica. It is distinguished from all other members of section Orchidioides in having green glabrous flowers with a white spur and its small size. The species is only known from its type locality in Reserva Biológica El Copal, Cartago Province. It was collected in 2004 by Jorge Gómez-Laurito, Diego Salazar, and Jorge Carmona and then formally described in 2005 by Gómez-Laurito.[1]

Utricularia uxoris is possibly just a form or variety of U. jamesoniana,[2] but Gómez-Laurito indicated in his original description of U. uxoris that it has shallow corolla lobe divisions, compared to the deeply dissected corolla lobes found on U. jamesoniana flowers.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Gómez-Laurito, J. 2005. Utricularia uxoris (Lentibulariaceae), una nueva especie Costarricense de la sect. Orchidioides. Lankesteriana, 5(2): 137-139.
  2. ^ Rice, B.A. 2010. The Carnivorous Plant FAQ. Accessed 26 February 2011.