Utricularia cochleata

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

Utricularia cochleata is a small, bryophyllous, lithophytic carnivorous plant that belongs to the genus Utricularia. It is endemic to Brazil and is only known from the type location in Goiás. It grows as a terrestrial lithophyte on mossy rocks within range of the spray of a waterfall. The species epithet cochleata refers to the shell-like shape of the recurved corolla. U. cochleata was first collected in 2004 and formally described by Claudia Petean Bove in 2008.[1]

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  1. ^ Bove, C.P. 2008. A new species of Utricularia (Lentibulariaceae) from central Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Botânica, 31: 555-558.