Utricularia delphinioides

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Utricularia delphinioides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lentibulariaceae
Genus: Utricularia
Subgenus: Bivalvaria
Section: Oligocista
Species: U. delphinioides
Binomial name
Utricularia delphinioides
Thorel ex Pellegr.

U. delphinioides var. minor Pellegr.

Utricularia delphinioides is a small to medium-sized, probably perennial, carnivorous plant that belongs to the genus Utricularia. It is endemic to Indochina and can be found in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. U. delphinioides grows as a terrestrial plant in swamps and rice fields, wet grasslands, or open pine forests at altitudes from near sea level to 1,300 m (4,265 ft). It was originally named by Clovis Thorel but formally described and published by François Pellegrin in 1920. A variety, U. delphinioides var. minor, was also described in 1920, but Peter Taylor reduced the variety to synonymy under U. delphinioides because he discovered a continuous range of sizes between the larger and smaller forms, size being the only distinctive characteristic in the 1920 description of the variety.[1]

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