Utricularia aureomaculata

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Utricularia aureomaculata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lentibulariaceae
Genus: Utricularia
Subgenus: Utricularia
Section: Steyermarkia
Species: U. aureomaculata
Binomial name
Utricularia aureomaculata

Utricularia aureomaculata is a small, probably annual, lithophyte carnivorous plant that belongs to the genus Utricularia. U. aureomaculata is endemic to Venezuela and is only known from three locations: the type location on Ptari-tepuí in the Venezuelan state of Bolívar, one other location from Ptari-tepuí, and also from Amaruay-tepuí. It grows as a terrestrial lithophyte on moist mossy bluffs. It has been collected in flower in May, October, and November. It was originally described and published by Julian Alfred Steyermark in 1953.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Taylor, Peter. (1989). The genus Utricularia - a taxonomic monograph. Kew Bulletin Additional Series XIV: London.